AEW’s definitely the hot topic (pun totally intended) in the wrestling industry these days. And after the big announcement about TV plans at the WarnerMedia Upfronts yesterday (May 15), it’s probably not fair to ask “what next?” But fans are gonna fan, and Tony Khan’s company is definitely looking to keep their momentum going from the TNT & B/R Live partnership all the way to their first pay-per-view (PPV) later this month and beyond.
One way they could grab a few more headlines is by bringing an unexpected name into the fold. Many members of Team All Elite have said they’re happy with their roster as its currently constructed. In an interview last month with Sportskeeda, Chris Jericho even cautioned that AEW should avoid signing too many wrestlers:
“We’re not doing it that way where anyone who doesn’t like what they’re doing in WWE is automatically guaranteed a job in AEW. We will look at every talent on an individual basis. There’s some guys we’d love to have in WWE, and there’s some guys we probably wouldn’t take. Obviously we haven’t even had a show yet and our roster is already very deep.
When you talk about the Double or Nothing show, how many people can you book on that show? If you have 60-70 guys, you end up with the same problem as WWE.”
But a group of showman like Khan’s assembled know the value of a good tease. And while they echoed Jericho’s sentiment, The Young Bucks dangled a hint or two in an interview at the Upfronts (video here, courtesy of WrestlingNews.co). Nick Jackson said:
“Take a look at our roster. Those are all the guys we’ve wanted. There may be a couple that I can’t talk about yet. We might be negotiating right now with some. We want surprises to happen and we have a big show in 10 days, Double Or Nothing in Las Vegas.”
“You never know who you’re gonna see in Las Vegas.”
I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but wonder who the Bucks might be talking to. CM Punk was always a long shot, and doesn’t seem logistically possible. But we don’t know when Jon “Dean Ambrose” Good starts filming Cagefighter, and there were what looked like AEW elements to Jon Moxley’s Twitter video.
Make your guesses, or call bull$#!+, in the comments below, Cagesiders.