AEW has a lot of former WWE guys in the locker room, but they nixed an idea to bring in Paul London for an agent role. The former WWE Superstar wrestled for Vince McMahon from 2003 to 2008, but he hasn’t made a lot of waves since. He wanted to change that with AEW, but it just wasn’t in the cards.
During Cafe De Rene With Rene Dupree, London said that he asked about joining AEW and there were “loose discussions,” but they just weren’t on the same page since they had enough coaches.
“Last year, there had been very loose discussions between myself and [AEW], and it was more so like, ‘Hey, I would like to help. If there is a way for me to help from like a coaching standpoint or producer standpoint’. Was shot down like, immediately. Like, ‘No, no, no, no, no. We’ve got enough coaches, got enough agents.”
AEW brought in a lot of great talent over the past couple of years, and it’s not likely that they will stop. In fact, they have ben criticized for that very reason as their original hardcore fans are now turning against a show full of ex WWE guys. It might have been fun to see Paul London in AEW, even in a backstage role, but the locker room is crowded enough already.
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