Recently, Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) announced the formation of new wrestling promotion AEW or All Elite Wrestling. The announcement ended months of speculation as to where the wrestlers would next be performing following the expiry of their deals with Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
AEW has immense potential given the popularity of its leaders alone and while the promotion's formation has only just been announced itself, speculation as to who might be appearing on AEW shows is already running rampant. It isn't yet clear whether Elite member Kenny Omega will be joining his stablemates in the new promotion nor is it clear what top independent stars will be joining AEW outside of "Hangman" Adam Page and Brandi Rhodes who seem to have already signed their respective contracts.
If, and it's a big if, AEW does go on to become a successful promotion it doesn't seem unthinkable that WWE stars, potentially those not entirely happy with their position in the company, might begin to jump ship to this new promotion. There are certainly a number of WWE superstars who seem like they'd be a much better fit in the wonderful world of Being The Elite that All Elite Wrestling promises to embody.
Here are just some of the names that could be a much better fit in AEW than in WWE:
#5 Sami Zayn
Sami Zayn has briefly featured in Being The Elite and clearly has a relationship with The Young Bucks and co. Zayn is an incredibly talented performer who has had mixed success in his time in WWE.
Zayn's comedic skills and smaller size aren't what we'd expect to see from a typical top WWE star and you'd be forgiven for beginning to wonder if Zayn will ever reach those heights in WWE.
One cannot help but Zayn would thrive in an AEW environment that promises to showcase the best of pro-wrestling and one would expect his real-life relationships with its stars would translate into some great television.