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WWE/AEW Rumors: List of WWE Superstars whose contracts expire this year; Will they go to AEW?

Daniel Wood
21.15K   //    12 Jan 2019, 07:02 IST

Could AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson leave WWE?
Could AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson leave WWE?

What's the story?

There are several reports that Superstars currently working for WWE are keeping their eyes on Cody and the Young Buck's new promotion, All Elite Wrestling. However, which currently contracted WWE talent could actually jump ship to the new upstart wrestling promotion this year?

In case you didn't know...

All Elite Wrestling have already secured the services of several top former WWE wrestlers, if you include Cody. During their 'Double of Nothing' rally they announced they had signed former Cruiserweight Champion Pac (formerly known as Neville in WWE) and the first ever Undisputed WWE Champion Chris Jericho.

With an entire roster to fill out it is likely that AEW will have several more signing announcements to make, which makes it highly likely that they'll bring more talent associated with WWE on board.

The heart of the matter

With that being said though, there's a chance that AEW, or another wrestling promotion, could secure the services of someone that is literally still working for WWE as you read this. That's because the contracts of several WWE Superstars expire this year, according to Fightful.

Mauro Ranallo: June 2019
Paige: 2019
Jim Ross: March 2019
The Good Brothers- September 2019
Shinsuke Nakamura- 2019
AJ Styles- April 2019

What's next?

Jim Ross has already been heavily linked to AEW, but like Kenny Omega, is still in contract with someone so is likely keeping his involvement under-wraps. What will interest many, however, is the possibility of AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson leaving WWE together which be be a huge get for anyone.

Shinsuke Nakamura is the other notable name there (as I doubt Paige or Ranallo will leave, unless Paige will be allowed to wrestle elsewhere) although current speculation suggests he'll be going back to New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Do you think any of these WWE Superstars should leave when their deals allegedly expire? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

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