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AEW Reportedly In Talks with Randy Orton

It was reported on Tuesday via @WrestleVotes that AEW has reportedly made an “outstanding” offer to a “current, big-time” WWE Superstar that is “almost too good to turn down.” At the time of press, WrestleVotes didn’t elaborate exactly who it was but we may have a good idea now.

While reviewing this week’s episode of SmackDown Live during the latest installment of Fightful’s post-show, Sean Ross Sapp mentioned that he asked around earlier this afternoon and was told that “current, big-time” WWE Superstar that was talking to AEW was in fact Randy Orton.

Sapp said that he doesn’t know exactly if AEW offered him a contract but when reached out to AEW they told him that they are not tampering with WWE’s talents.

“Now they did not reveal the name and I know who the name is. Now before I get into this, I am not saying that this person was offered a AEW deal. I’m not saying that happened because I don’t if that happened. In fact, I asked people in AEW about this and I was told, “We are not tampering. We are not doing that. Our approach is fresh and independent is the goal for a majority of our recruitment. What you’re likely seeing is a particular agent trying to leverage more money out of WWE by possibly planting shit like this.”

“What I was told this afternoon, was that Randy Orton has been openly discussing his willingness to speak with All Elite Wrestling. “

There you have it. Many would consider Orton to be a WWE lifer but now with AEW around and making big money offers — you never know who could jump ship next.

(Please H/T Ringside News for the above quote)

Written by Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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