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3 wrestlers WWE can't afford to lose to AEW

Rishi
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
13 Feb 2019, 13:02 IST

Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes

WWE made a big mistake a long time ago by letting Cody Rhodes go, as he became a sensation on the independent scene. Along with the Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes is gearing up to start a new wrestling promotion called All Elite Wrestling

AEW has already announced a few big-name signings in the form of Adam Hangman Page, Chris Jericho, and PAC who was known as Neville in WWE. Jericho is arguably the biggest signing by AEW. Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks put on the All-In event which was one of the most successful wrestling events the Independent scene has ever seen. 

Rhodes and the Young Bucks know how to put together a wrestling event, but running a wrestling promotion is an entirely different game. Without a strong roster and enough commercially viable names like Chris Jericho, AEW could potentially face an uphill battle if they intend to take on the might of the WWE in future.

There would be nothing quite like poaching a few wrestlers from Vince McMahon's company.

Here are 3 wrestlers WWE can't afford to lose to AEW.


#3 Finn Balor

Finn Balor in his Demon look
Finn Balor in his Demon look

It isn't often you get to see a former Universal Champion become a mid-card superstar on Raw as quickly as Finn Balor has. After winning the Universal Championship, a poorly timed injury has left him wallowing in the mid-card for over a year. 

Balor is a bona fide star, but WWE has stripped him of everything that makes him special. it seems like Balor is in line for a push in 2019, that's some amount of course correction, but he still isn't being treated like the star he should be. Balor is one of the most respected stars on the independent scene, and he is also a draw in WWE. 

Balor may be tempted to move to AEW in order to be treated like the megastar he should be, but letting the Demon King go could prove to be a massive mistake for Vince McMahon's company. If AEW can capitalize on Balor's marketability, he could easily become the face of AEW. 

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