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    All Elite Wrestling Which superstar let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AEW?? ��

    Personally I'd like to see Rusev and EC3 be the 1st priority. After those two, I would add Zac Ryder & The OC (Gallows and Anderson)

    Not to mention the possibility of "The Revolt" (FKA The Revival) showing up at Double or Nothing as they were released and unlike the others, Dax and Cash didn't receive a 30 day no-compete clause.



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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    My thing with Rusev is... he doesn't seem to fit into the fabric of AEW all that well. Like I can't say Rusev vs. anyone in AEW sounds interesting to me. Maybe that would be good for AEW to have Rusev as someone who would bring something unique to the table but, I just have to say that I don't see why people seem to want that. Another thing about him is, what will he go by? And will he ever be able to live down Rusev Day? AEW have worked their magic on a few guys already but yeah. He isn't at the top of my list.

    Personally, Zack Ryder is someone who I think fits much better in AEW. His internet champion gimmick would be a natural and easy way to bring him in and would feel right at home in AEW.

    EC3 should be great wherever he goes. AEW makes the most sense. I trust that he'd thrive there. I think he's beyond the point of going back to Impact and I'm sure he'd go with AEW over NWA. Not sure he fits in at all with ROH or NJPW so. Yeah, I'd like to see him in AEW.

    I would add Kassius Ohno. Fantastic wrestler, great mind for the business, and an overall valuable asset for a company like AEW. Now, in his case, I'd rather he do a tour of the indies, turn up in Progress, wXw, PWG, Beyond, etc. before getting locked down to any other company. And once he's done in the ring, he's naturally going to transition to coaching and maybe agenting.

    So I guess in order of who I prefer the most, it would be Ryder, EC3 and then Ohno. I would welcome all three of those.
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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    I would love Rusev to go to AEW so that we'll get some definitive proof on whether WWE dropped the ball on someone or they were right and he was just a midcard level wrestler. I'm confident they would allow his character and big personality to shine through his work, but I'd be less confident in his ability to work to the level some of their top guys work at.

    I think Revival will be a great fit in the company when they show up.

    The womens division could use a boost so I'd be picking up Sarah Logan. I'd be interested to see what she could do on her own.

    I want the OC nowhere near AEW. They've been a terrible team even when Karl was in his peak days as a wrestler. They'll ruin the tag division because they'll push them.

    I'm sure Ryder will go to AEW because he's tight with Cody and Brandi, but I think that has Shawn Spears 2.0 written all over it. Won't amount to much.

    They should really be careful on how many people they pick up. They don't want to get the reputation for picking up every release from WWE. If Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel show up in AEW, Big Tone has lost his mind.

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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    I would love Rusev to go to AEW so that we'll get some definitive proof on whether WWE dropped the ball on someone or they were right and he was just a midcard level wrestler. I'm confident they would allow his character and big personality to shine through his work, but I'd be less confident in his ability to work to the level some of their top guys work at.

    I think Revival will be a great fit in the company when they show up.

    The womens division could use a boost so I'd be picking up Sarah Logan. I'd be interested to see what she could do on her own.

    I want the OC nowhere near AEW. They've been a terrible team even when Karl was in his peak days as a wrestler. They'll ruin the tag division because they'll push them.

    I'm sure Ryder will go to AEW because he's tight with Cody and Brandi, but I think that has Shawn Spears 2.0 written all over it. Won't amount to much.

    They should really be careful on how many people they pick up. They don't want to get the reputation for picking up every release from WWE. If Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel show up in AEW, Big Tone has lost his mind.
    This is the most important thing. TNA in the past made the mistake of picking up every WWE reject and it made the company look bush league. Its one thing to sign a Moxley or Christian - big names that didn't want to continue with the company and left. It's another to sign someone that was barely used for 18 months and then released.

    I'd pick up the Revival as they've basically been teasing it for a year anyway. They'd be a good foil for the AEW tag division.

    I don't think any of the others are particularly worthwhile.

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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    They should really be careful on how many people they pick up. They don't want to get the reputation for picking up every release from WWE. If Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel show up in AEW, Big Tone has lost his mind.
    This.

    Revival are obvious, and I see nothing wrong with bringing in Ryder &/or Hawkins as they could do with some experienced enhancement and Dark talent.

    I struggle to recommend any women to AEW because they need to start properly using who they have currently have first.

    Hero I'm 50/50 on. I think once things settle he could easily fulfil a similar role in AEW that he did in NXT, and I think that's more attractive to him at this stage of his life than relentlessly travelling again. However, I'm not sure he "fits" what AEW are doing.



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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    Top priority:

    - The Revival - I think everyone is in agreement here. Great tag team who bring something different to the rest of their roster. Could be good ti see them carry the current roster to good matches

    - Lio Rush - Easily the best singles guy to have been let go. They already have a roster full of fliers but he's a cut above and would match up really well some some of their top guys


    Medium priority:

    - Drake Maverick - Good hand, has value as both a low-card worker, a manager or on-air personality

    - Eric Young - really solid hand who can be really good when given the chance. Would be another good fit for the Dustin veteran hand role, maybe on the heel side though. A better hardcore match guy than Jimmy Havoc

    - Kurt Angle - he's done as a worker but think he has value as a manager

    - Sarah Logan - I was going to put her in the "No thanks" category, but she's a solid worker than that's still a step up from most of the AEW women

    - Colons - very good tag team, massively under-utilized. Stylistically a bit too similar to most of the roster but could be a fun pairing vs Ortiz & Santana

    - Rowan - solid mid-card hand, and they need more big men. I'd say he could be a big man enforcer, though they already have Wardlow and Hager (who aren't as good)

    - Zack Ryder - zero interest in him as a worker, especially as they already have Colt in the low-card comedy guy post, and it would reek of hiring all my buddies. BUT he has value from a creative stand-point

    - Rusev - I agree with Ed. I don't have much interest in him, but let's see if he sinks or swims


    Please God no:

    - Gallows & Anderson - I'd be down for a Gallows singles run as he's always been good, but as a tag team they have NEVER been good and this would just reek of hiring your buddies

    - Curt Hawkins - zero value

    - EC3 - they already have a mediocre worker who can cut the same time of promos in MJF

    - Heath Slater - I like him but there's zero value here other than a cameo

    - Aiden English - zero value

    - Mike & Maria Kenellis - they've already enjoyed a career far longer than their talent dictates they should, zero value

    - No Way Jose - zero value

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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    I think The Revival definitely end up there at some point. Lio Rush is a good shout, can see him being a valuable TV worker, although he’s been hinting at quitting recently so I’m not sure if he’ll end up there.

    I like Rusev but I’ve never been fully sold on his in-ring prowess, so going to AEW would be a sink or swim scenario for him.

    On the Women’s front I’d like to see Deonna Purrazzo given a chance. I always thought she looked good in her limited NXT appearances. It always baffled me a bit how she never got a decent run there when there were/are obviously more limited women being featured.

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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    I forgot about Deonna! Better than Logan, I'd agree she should probably be the first woman to pick up

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    I dunno about her last WWE run, but I’ve always liked Maria as a manager. Pity she’d probably only manage Bennett, I’d like to see her refreshed with someone else.

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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    Quote Originally Posted by King Steventon View Post
    Top priority:

    - The Revival - I think everyone is in agreement here. Great tag team who bring something different to the rest of their roster. Could be good ti see them carry the current roster to good matches

    - Lio Rush - Easily the best singles guy to have been let go. They already have a roster full of fliers but he's a cut above and would match up really well some some of their top guys


    Medium priority:

    - Drake Maverick - Good hand, has value as both a low-card worker, a manager or on-air personality

    - Eric Young - really solid hand who can be really good when given the chance. Would be another good fit for the Dustin veteran hand role, maybe on the heel side though. A better hardcore match guy than Jimmy Havoc

    - Kurt Angle - he's done as a worker but think he has value as a manager

    - Sarah Logan - I was going to put her in the "No thanks" category, but she's a solid worker than that's still a step up from most of the AEW women

    - Colons - very good tag team, massively under-utilized. Stylistically a bit too similar to most of the roster but could be a fun pairing vs Ortiz & Santana

    - Rowan - solid mid-card hand, and they need more big men. I'd say he could be a big man enforcer, though they already have Wardlow and Hager (who aren't as good)

    - Zack Ryder - zero interest in him as a worker, especially as they already have Colt in the low-card comedy guy post, and it would reek of hiring all my buddies. BUT he has value from a creative stand-point

    - Rusev - I agree with Ed. I don't have much interest in him, but let's see if he sinks or swims


    Please God no:

    - Gallows & Anderson - I'd be down for a Gallows singles run as he's always been good, but as a tag team they have NEVER been good and this would just reek of hiring your buddies

    - Curt Hawkins - zero value

    - EC3 - they already have a mediocre worker who can cut the same time of promos in MJF

    - Heath Slater - I like him but there's zero value here other than a cameo

    - Aiden English - zero value

    - Mike & Maria Kenellis - they've already enjoyed a career far longer than their talent dictates they should, zero value

    - No Way Jose - zero value
    What about EC3's recent social media stuff is similar to MJF's material? Whole different character I feel.

    And for Ryder, I've never really put him in the same category as Colt, though I can understand the comparison. I feel like the guy had a lot more to offer than just being a comedy enhancement talent. The whole "Long Island Loudmouth" gimmick had some potential, unfortunately the comedic aspects of it got accentuated over time to the point where he was just this doofus character. I don't really care if they bring him in honestly. I don't really care if AEW hire any of these dudes. But I think if anyone got a bad rap in WWE and could reinvent themselves in AEW, Ryder would be the one, over someone like Rusev or Heath Slater.
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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    Quote Originally Posted by King Steventon View Post
    Top priority:

    - The Revival - I think everyone is in agreement here. Great tag team who bring something different to the rest of their roster. Could be good ti see them carry the current roster to good matches

    - Lio Rush - Easily the best singles guy to have been let go. They already have a roster full of fliers but he's a cut above and would match up really well some some of their top guys


    Medium priority:

    - Drake Maverick - Good hand, has value as both a low-card worker, a manager or on-air personality

    - Eric Young - really solid hand who can be really good when given the chance. Would be another good fit for the Dustin veteran hand role, maybe on the heel side though. A better hardcore match guy than Jimmy Havoc

    - Kurt Angle - he's done as a worker but think he has value as a manager

    - Sarah Logan - I was going to put her in the "No thanks" category, but she's a solid worker than that's still a step up from most of the AEW women

    - Colons - very good tag team, massively under-utilized. Stylistically a bit too similar to most of the roster but could be a fun pairing vs Ortiz & Santana

    - Rowan - solid mid-card hand, and they need more big men. I'd say he could be a big man enforcer, though they already have Wardlow and Hager (who aren't as good)

    - Zack Ryder - zero interest in him as a worker, especially as they already have Colt in the low-card comedy guy post, and it would reek of hiring all my buddies. BUT he has value from a creative stand-point

    - Rusev - I agree with Ed. I don't have much interest in him, but let's see if he sinks or swims


    Please God no:

    - Gallows & Anderson - I'd be down for a Gallows singles run as he's always been good, but as a tag team they have NEVER been good and this would just reek of hiring your buddies

    - Curt Hawkins - zero value

    - EC3 - they already have a mediocre worker who can cut the same time of promos in MJF

    - Heath Slater - I like him but there's zero value here other than a cameo

    - Aiden English - zero value

    - Mike & Maria Kenellis - they've already enjoyed a career far longer than their talent dictates they should, zero value

    - No Way Jose - zero value
    What about EC3's recent social media stuff is similar to MJF's material? Whole different character I feel.

    And for Ryder, I've never really put him in the same category as Colt, though I can understand the comparison. I feel like the guy had a lot more to offer than just being a comedy enhancement talent. The whole "Long Island Loudmouth" gimmick had some potential, unfortunately the comedic aspects of it got accentuated over time to the point where he was just this doofus character. I don't really care if they bring him in honestly. I don't really care if AEW hire any of these dudes. But I think if anyone got a bad rap in WWE and could reinvent themselves in AEW, Ryder would be the one, over someone like Rusev or Heath Slater.
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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    The revival will be a good fit in the tag division. EC3 with this gimmick change could bolster their mid card. I wanna see Rusev just to see if he can adept and succeed. Ryder has no appeal to me. But I’m sure he’ll go being good friends with Cody and plug the internet title.

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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    EC3, Rusev, Revival, and Gulak.

    Guys like Ryder are guys I don't want to see anywhere near the company.

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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    Baring in mind that there's still so many talents on AEW who have had little character development and storyline and we're throwing in indie jobbers on each Dark episode (assuming that this is due to restrictions from the pandemic), I wouldn't really want to see any of the recent releases show up. Brodie Lee and Matt Hardy were scooped up straight away, Moxley too. I honestly think that there are plenty of alternatives to go to these days rather than jumping from the number one to the number two, which was TNA's biggest problem. Potentially The Revival as outside of the Best Friends at the moment, all the other tag teams seem to be on halt. I would like to see Rusev appear somewhere, I just don't necessarily think AEW is the best fit right now, I think he almost needs to completely re-design himself away from Rusev Day in my opinion.



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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    TNA's problem was that they picked up ANYONE and EVERYONE.

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    Re: Which superstar(s) let go (by WWE) on black Wednesday would you like to see in AE

    Eh. I think that issue is greatly exaggerated. It wasn't even much of an issue until Hogan came aboard and we got such great additions as Sean Morely, The Nasty Boys and Orlando Jordan. Prior to that most WWE castoffs that showed up and sucked (ie Test or The Heartthrobs) didn't last long enough to be harmful. Most former WWE guys they brought in ended up being huge additions to the roster. And without them, they basically would have just been redneck Ring of Honor. Which isn't bad, but there was a ceiling on how far they could go without bringing in the likes of Christian, Angle, Team 3D, The Hardys and RVD. All of whom were bigger deals when they joined TNA than any of WWE's recent cuts, we have to acknowledge. To me there isn't anything inherently wrong with signing ex-WWE/WCW/ECW/whoever talents and pushing your homegrowns isn't inherently a good thing either. All that matters is that the people you sign serve a purpose and you're not just signing people for the sake of signing them.
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