3 Key Points
- Tony Khan, AEW President, expresses interest in adding free agents to the roster.
- Mercedes Mone and other key wrestlers are potential targets for AEW’s talent acquisition.
- Several WWE stars are on the free-agent market, possibly changing the landscape of AEW’s roster.
Tony Khan Plans Roster Enhancements for AEW
AEW’s own Tony Khan is actively pursuing new talent to further enrich the company’s dynamic roster. During the AEW Worlds End 2023 media event, Khan indicated his intent to bring a fresh wave of wrestlers into the fold. With an emphasis on strengthening the women’s division, Khan noted, “Which is in, I think, the strongest place it’s been – and imagine how much better it’s going to get because I plan to be very active in free agency.”
Top Talent in AEW’s Sights
The landscape of professional wrestling remains ever-changing, as stars like Mercedes Mone become available. Following a breakdown in discussions with WWE, Mone may soon find a new home in AEW. In addition, Khan has not hidden his admiration for Ronda Rousey’s abilities, mentioning his interest in bringing her into AEW’s ranks for potential bouts, despite Rousey’s selectivity in her wrestling engagements.
Free Agents and Contract Updates
September’s WWE releases unleashed a stream of notable wrestlers onto the free-agent market, including established names such as Dolph Ziggler and Mustafa Ali. The question of them crossing over to AEW is open, setting the stage for a fascinating shift in talent for 2024. Meanwhile, certain AEW stars are also in flux; Andrade El Idolo’s contract expiration leads to speculation about a WWE return, while MJF, with his contract ending, is rumored to be in discussions for a renewed agreement with AEW.