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3 likely contenders to become inaugural AEW World Champion

Brad Phillips
ANALYST
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2.61K   //    11 Jan 2019, 19:18 IST

What can we expect from AEW?
What can we expect from AEW?

The pro wrestling industry has been full of promotions since the beginning.

In the early days, the NWA controlled multiple wrestling territories. However, things changed when Vince McMahon took control of WWE. Since then fans have witnessed a war between WCW and WWE, and the creation of ROH and Impact Wrestling. Nevertheless, other promotions like NJPW have kept pace. 

In 2019 the wrestling world changed once more, with the introduction of AEW. Why is this promotion so different?

Ultimately, comments by Cody and Brandi Rhodes will upset the balance.

With the statements made during the AEW Rally, what can we expect? Who will be the first-ever AEW Champion?


#3 Pac

Pac made clear his intentions
Pac made clear his intentions

In early 2013, NXT fans witnessed the debut of Adrian Neville, real name - Benjamin Satterley. Using this character he was able to springboard to peak levels of success within NXT.

He became the first man to win the NXT tag team and NXT championships. Moreover, he participated in classic matches, notably against Finn Balor. However, in 2015 Satterley debuted for the main roster. He would progress to become arguably the best WWE Cruiserweight Champion to date.

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In 2018 Neville officially left WWE. 

On October 2, 2018, Satterley returned to Dragon Gate under the name, Pac. He has progressed immensely, becoming Open the Dream Gate Champion. Moreover, he has aligned himself with the stable R.E.D.

At the recent AEW Rally, Pac confirmed his contract with AEW, challenging Adam Page.

Satterley is immensely talented, and has a plethora of abilities. Being an aerial master, he is also able to outlast opponents with technical wrestling. Regardless of his usage within AEW, his Pac character will be lucrative for the promotion. He is a clear choice to become AEW's first champion. 

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