WWE released ten Superstars on April 15th including Samoa Joe, Chelsea Green, Jessica Kay, Cassie Lee, and six others. They can’t all end up in AEW, especially when All Elite Wrestling needs to concentrate on building their own stars.
While speaking to TV Insider, Chris Jericho was asked about the possibility of bringing any of the recently released Superstars over to AEW. Le Champion explained that they can’t build their own stars when they keep bringing in talent from outside.
It’s hard to imagine that AEW won’t bring in a couple of choice people, but they can’t all get deals. If it’s the right place, then that’s a different story.
“Our roster is so expansive. We do have Dark and Elevation, which are popular shows on YouTube. We have another show about to start on TNT. That’s in the pipeline, but you can’t keep bringing in talent after talent when we are still building the homegrown guys and girls. If it’s the right place for someone to bring in, we’ll do it.”
“I’m a huge fan of Samoa Joe. You can always use a guy like him on your roster. A lot of guys might have to take the international route or the independent level until they can be at the level to come to AEW. There are a lot of talented people out there and obviously, AEW is where they want to come to.”
Even Matt Cardona, a good friend of Cody Rhodes, didn’t get a longer AEW contract past the six-match deal he signed. They also haven’t brought Erick Redbeard back since the Brodie Lee Tribute special.
AEW is focusing on their future and they have plenty of people that they want to evolve as characters. We’ll have to see who AEW brings in, because names like Mickie James, Cassie Lee, Jessica Kay, and even Chelsea Green could greatly benefit their emerging women’s division.