All Elite Wrestling has one of the best talent rosters in all of pro wrestling, but they have to work with a certain budget when it comes to signing talent similar to other pro wrestling promotions. Dave Meltzer mentioned on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that the promotion does have to work with a budget when it comes to signing talent and such an instance did take place as two wrestlers that has yet to be named had attempted to get an offer from the company, however, they were not given the deals they asked for. Meltzer also mentioned that if AEW President Tony Khan is able to secure a major television deal at the beginning of 2024, then they will have an increase in cash that they will be able to spend on signing new talent.
The promotion has signed quite a number of top calibre talents in the pro wrestling industry over the past several months, including CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and Keith Lee and it has also been rumored that AEW plans on signing Jeff Hardy and Josh Alexander as well, but in order to do that they would be needing the budget.
As previously reported, AEW President Tony Khan recently spoke with Scott Fishman of TVInsider on how several talents have their contracts coming up and how he’s really tried to be considerate of the AEW wrestlers, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how he kept a lot of the roster under contract even though they weren’t necessarily being used on TV as he wanted them to still have work. Tony Khan also spoke about how with all the new talents coming in he has to make the tough decisions and how he wouldn’t be able to renew all the contracts and there are certain factors he must consider in keeping these talents such as ability, fan response, or possibly even both.