AEW has signed several former WWE Superstars, but they can’t bring in everyone. Vince McMahon’s company axed ten Superstars on April 15th, and many fans immediately pictured AEW signing up Samoa Joe and The IIconics.
The New York Post recently spoke to Chris Jericho when WWE’s recent releases came up in the conversation. WWE let go of some talented people, but AEW can’t sign them all.
Tucker might be a guy who needs to prove himself before AEW would give him a look, but Samoa Joe is someone who Chris Jericho would love to see in All Elite Wrestling.
“You look at a guy like Tucker for example,” Jericho said. “I don’t know if we would take him tomorrow, we might, but it seems to me if he goes and proves what he can do and what he’s capable of, well then absolutely.”
“Obviously, the one name that stands out as an established main-event heavyweight champion guy is Samoa Joe. Those guys have three months before they can go anywhere. But I’d love to see Joe in an AEW ring at some point. That’s another dream match if you want to go there. I’ve never (wrestled him). I think we had one little, three minute sh*tty little match on Raw and it was just kind of thrown away. And I didn’t want to do it because I said this is a pay-per-view match, but that’s the WWE style. I think Joe and Jericho, Joe and Omega, Joe with Cody, Joe with put name here is a money match.”
Chris Jericho has already spoken about how AEW can’t sign everyone. They also can’t continue bringing in former WWE Superstars if they are expected to continue with their own homegrown talent.
We’ll have to see who ends up in AEW once that non-compete clause ends. There will be ten new former WWE Superstars in the free agency pool very soon.