AEW Dynamite made its debut in October 2019 and since then has worked hard to provide an alternate product to what fans see in WWE. For the most part, they have succeeded, but there is still lot of room for improvement.
AEW has all the momentum in the world right now thanks to the debut of CM Punk and the imminent debut of Daniel Bryan to the company. Punk’s return helped bring back more fans to the product as well.
However, many fans are also concerned over the fact that AEW keeps on signing more and more talent and that leads them to believe the roster will be bloated similar to what WWE was before releasing so many talents.
While speaking during an AEW All Out conference call, AEW President Tony Khan was asked if he thought AEW was approaching a full roster. Khan stated that there’s no such thing as a full roster in pro wrestling and will sign more talents when needed.
“I don’t think there is any such thing as a full roster. I think my experiences in football, both in the NFL and in England and with AEW, you’re constantly looking to evolve the roster. It’s got to be constantly changing, and one of the benefits we have with AEW as opposed to the NFL or English football is I’m not really capped by a roster size or a salary cap. So it’s largely my prerogative in terms of how to expand the roster, how many people to sign, and how much we can grow. And so, we are under different limitations in other sports, but I think the idea is still the same that you want to grow, evolve, and keep building.”
Tony Khan already compared the current AEW roster to the 1997 WCW’s roster. He also recently boasted that AEW made the pro wrestling business hotter. We will have to wait and see how many talents Tony Khan will keep on signing to AEW in the coming months.
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