AEW established themselves as a true alternative to WWE since their inception back in 2019. People were drawn to the fact that it was so much different than what they were used to in WWE. Tony Khan has signed a few stars that departed from WWE for one reason or another, but he has now expressed some legitimate concerns about AEW losing their talent to WWE.
Vince McMahon retired and Triple H was appointed as the Head Of WWE Creative last month. This huge change in the company truly opened the floodgates in a lot of ways.
For now, the most notable AEW name to make his way to WWE is Cody Rhodes. While speaking with SportsGrid, AEW President Tony Khan admitted that he is now more worried than ever that some of his stars could sign with WWE after their contracts expire.
“I think that’s always been a concern, but now probably more so than ever, I imagine great wrestlers are going to be in demand. And again, I think this is probably going to be good for the wrestling fans because that’s one of the most exciting things about pro wrestling: free agency. It’s one of those things that was really missing from the sport for almost two decades before AEW came in, because there was not a legitimate competitor in the free agent market, and now there is. I think it’s going to be some exciting times ahead, hopefully for many years to come.
“One of the worst things that happened, I think, in American sports in my lifetime was when WCW closed down. And there should always be another national wrestling company.”
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