5 WWE legends who might work with AEW
All Elite Wrestling is the talk of the sports entertainment world. With a billionaire’s backing, the buzz of All In behind Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks, and huge initial signings like Chris Jericho and the former Neville, AEW looks poised to leapfrog promotions like Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and Lucha Underground to debut as the new number two wrestling company in the US.
Billy Gunn has already announced his commitment to AEW in a backstage role, and the question is now in play: what other WWE legends might make the jump to this start-up company? Between AEW having the money to bring in big names, and WWE having its share of enemies or people on less than ideal terms, we could quickly see some very familiar names sign on. This article takes a look at five noteworthy WWE alumni who look like prime candidates to join in.
#5 Bret Hart
Bret Hart is an all-time great who ended his original WWE run on about as ugly terms as possible as a result of the Montreal Screwjob. The Hitman and WWE mended fences to do business on DVD compilation sets, a Hall of Fame induction, a WrestleMania 26 angle, and a handful of other guest appearances and short stints. Nonetheless, some hard feelings seem to persist as Hart has both commented on feeling he was relieved of his kayfabe GM role prematurely and has openly criticized Triple H, Seth Rollins, and other current talents.
Hart may not have the biggest personality in wrestling, but when it comes to figuring out the mechanics of a match, there are very few people alive who can compete with The Hitman. Hart would be an invaluable signing in agent or possibly even booker role for AEW, besides having the respect and fan following to justify an authority figure position on camera.