All Elite Wrestling has signed a ton of talent ever since its inception, which also included several former WWE wrestlers. Some fans think that AEW is repeating WCW’s mistake by signing so many ex-WWE wrestlers, but so far, they have handled their talent wisely. However, AEW is currently facing challenges as ex-WWE superstars are reluctant to lose in AEW.
AEW star Miro has not been seen in AEW since All Out, and he has not even wrestled on Dynamite for a few months. This has been a huge cause of concern for many fans, as they feel Miro is simply being devalued in AEW. It was reported that Miro also rejected Tony Khan’s plans for his AEW return.
Dave Meltzer recently discussed top WWE stars not wanting to lose in AEW on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio. He said that there are rarely any former WWE superstars who want to do programs where they are going to lose. This has caused an issue when it comes to booking matches. Meltzer also noted that there are exceptions like Chris Jericho, Bryan Danielson, and Jon Moxley.
It’s weird, you know? A lot of people come from WWE are very, obviously Bryan Danielson being the exception, about doing jobs you know? And it becomes very difficult to book when you don’t really want to do programs where you’re gonna lose.
Meltzer also highlighted how Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland had opportunities to return to WWE, but passed them up. The former Rusev wants to win the AEW World Title in the future. He is currently off AEW television after refusing to lose in a program that Tony Khan pitched to him. It remains to be seen when The Redeemer will finally make his triumphant return to AEW television.
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