AEW have already made it clear they won’t just sign anyone from WWE when their contracts are up but would look at individuals on merit and what they could do for the brand.
We’re now in 2020, a year where AEW has to become strong – whether it be building their own stars more effectively or cherry picking a few of WWE’s disgruntled and out of contract talent.
Speaking about the potential of some current WWE wrestlers heading to AEW, Dave Meltzer had this to say:
“I’ve heard more about people who are probably coming to AEW.” He added, “There’s rumors about Matt Hardy. Again, his contract is up in a couple of months. I think that he’s doing Broken Matt Hardy segments so whether it’s Impact or Ring Of Honor or AEW…in that situation if you’re trying to be high profile then AEW is your best bet. I would think that he might end up there.”
“Brodie Lee, the former Luke Harper, his deal is gonna be up in less than 3 months. The Revival, they haven’t signed [with WWE]. They’re being embarrassed. If you’re The Revival and you don’t want to [stay with] WWE, who do you want to feud with? The Young Bucks and The Revival have been setting up that feud with each other for years.”
The Revival have been offered significant money to stay at WWE but have yet to put pen to paper. They would certainly be an act AEW would pick up.