AEW has signed up a lot of talented people, but they may have signed up enough people to consider their roster as full at this point. They also may have reached their age limit.
Teddy Long, a widely recognized figure in the realm of General Managers within the Stamford-based promotion, has gained significant popularity. That being said, it doesn’t seem that he’s landing in AEW.
In the latest episode of the Wrestling Time Machine show on WrestleBinge, Teddy Long shed light on an unfortunate encounter he had with an AEW employee.
According to Teddy Long, the worker from the Jacksonville-based promotion conveyed to him that AEW had a policy of not hiring individuals of advanced age.
“Do you… And I’ll say this, and I won’t say who told me. But, do you know, one of the guys that worked there had the nerve to walk up to me, now I didn’t ask for this and told me, ‘Oh by the way, AEW told me to let you know that we’re not hiring any old people.’ I swear. They walked up to me out of the blue. I didn’t ask for that. Who cares about…? I’m not asking nobody for a job there. But this is what this guy walked up and told me.”
AEW just inked a deal with Ric Flair, who is 74-years-old. That being said, they may not be hiring older people for full time deals. If anything, Teddy Long certainly got that impression.
Teddy Long is a WWE Hall of Famer, and it appears that he won’t be venturing to AEW. That being said, he’s still had a legendary career he can be very proud of, no matter how old he is.
We will have to see what breaks next, because you never know what can happen in the pro wrestling world.
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