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4 Unlikely WWE Wrestlers Who Should Be Part Of The AEW Roster

Paul Benson
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Published 06 Feb 2019, 18:15 IST
06 Feb 2019, 18:15 IST

There are some WWE wrestlers who would be a perfect fit for AEW
There are some WWE wrestlers who would be a perfect fit for AEW

All Elite Wrestling have set the wrestling world abuzz with the announcement of their fledgling promotion, which has already announced huge names such as Chris Jericho and the Elite members as part of their roster. They will likely add the best wrestler in the world today in Kenny Omega to their ranks over the coming days as well.

It appears as if there are at least two huge television deals on the table for AEW too. Whether it is episodic weekly television or more sporadic TV to support their big events, this is hugely encouraging news for Cody and company and will make them major players in the pro-wrestling landscape. They could be the first real competition that Vince McMahon and WWE has had in two decades since WCW fell off a cliff in spring 1999.

While the world waits for AEW's debut event, Double or Nothing from Las Vegas, Nevada in three months' time, the world is becoming excited for the next wave of additions to AEW's burgeoning roster.

There are some big WWE names that have been linked with AEW such as the recently released Hideo Itami (soon to be known once again as KENTA) and the soon to depart Dean Ambrose (likely to be returning to his Jon Moxley moniker).

However, there are several WWE names who are unlikely to be available in the near future due to their WWE status or contract situations, but would be a natural fit for the AEW roster.

In the following slideshow, SK looks at four current WWE superstars who are unlikely to leave WWE in the near future for varying reasons, bu their styles and statuses would make them a perfect fit for the fledgling company.

#4 Kevin Owens

Kevin Owens: Due to return to WWE shortly but would be an ideal fit for AEW
Kevin Owens: Due to return to WWE shortly but would be an ideal fit for AEW

Kevin Owens is currently on the shelf injured, but the man formerly known as Kevin Steen would be a tremendous fit for the company were he to be available to them.


However, he isn't and won't be until 2023 at the earliest. This is because last year Owens signed a five year contract extension to tie him to WWE for the foreseeable future.

One wonders whether Owens, with the emergence of AEW, is now kicking himself, as he appears to have reached his career ceiling in WWE and spent most of 2018 staring at the lights for the athletes that WWE sees as the true stars of the promotion.

Owens is a fantastic talker, an athletic big man and at 34 years of age still has youth on his side.

At present AEW doesn't have anybody like Owens under contract and he would be a perfect foil for onscreen friend and foe, Chris Jericho and members of the Elite.

Perhaps Owens asks for a contract release and WWE atypically grants it. There is no doubt that Owens and AEW appear to fit together like a hand in a glove. However, unfortunately it appears extremely unlikely to happen.

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