4 Wrestlers who can make or break AEW
The advent of AEW has created a flutter in the world of professional wrestling. They pose a big threat to WWE and other wrestling promotions.
They have hired a good management team consisting of Cody Rhodes, Matt Jackson, and others.
They are on their way to sign up wrestlers from their rivals. Like any other organization, AEW would have to ensure proper utilization of their human resources to gain competitive advantage.
Wrestlers are the backbone of wrestling. They are the ones who perform and attract wrestling fans. Here are five wrestlers who can make or break AEW within the first year itself.
#4 Kenny Omega
Kenny Omega is the executive vice president and an in-ring talent at AEW. He spent nine years in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he won the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, IWGP US Championship, and IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
The Best Bout Machine defeated Tetsuya Naito, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Kazuchika Okada in legendary matches.
Cody Rhodes described the importance of having Omega in AEW by saying,
"He likes kung fu, and he likes anime, and he likes all of these cinematic, artistic representations of violence and physicality. And he looks to those, and he pulls from those. That's needed. That's special. He's not just stealing from the past. He's just creating right there on the spot."
Whether he can repeat his NJPW performance and creativity in AEW remains to be seen, but his ability and innovativeness can make him an asset for the company.
#3 Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho is a legend in the world of professional wrestling. It has been almost 30 years since he started fighting as a pro-wrestler. His exploits with WWE cements his legacy as one of the best wrestlers in the world.
Having achieved all the success, Jericho has now signed up with AEW to promote Tony Khan's brand.
Jericho's enormous star power and personal relationships have started the influx of wrestlers from WWE to AEW.
Some of the notable names are Pac, Christopher Daniels, and others. Jericho plans to be one of the top heel.
Whether the 48-year-old would be accepted or not, only the audience will decide. His ability to deliver inside the ring and as an executive will also determine the fate of AEW.