3 Key Points
- Tony Khan hints at being proactive in 2024’s free agency, potentially eyeing Mercedes Mone and Deonna Purrazzo.
- Mercedes Mone’s WWE return stands uncertain with financial disagreements, while AEW could be an alternative destination.
- Deonna Purrazzo’s past AEW appearance and end of TNA stint position her as a likely candidate for AEW’s roster expansion.
AEW’s Ambitious Free Agency Strategy
During the aftermath of AEW’s Worlds End event, president Tony Khan expressed a keen interest in bolstering the league’s roster by engaging vigorously in the 2024 free-agent market. This strategic move might see high-profile wrestlers like Mercedes Mone and Deonna Purrazzo join the AEW league as they enter free agency.
Mercedes Mone’s Potential Leap to AEW
According to wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer on “Wrestling Observer Radio,” there are speculations regarding Mercedes Mone’s future destination, with AEW as a possible contender. The discussions between Mone and WWE have hit a financial roadblock, possibly paving the way for AEW to swoop in. Nevertheless, a WWE insider suggested retaining some anticipation for a WWE return until Mone appears elsewhere, noting CM Punk’s surprise comeback as a precedent.
Deonna Purrazzo’s AEW Ties
Deonna Purrazzo’s profile in the wrestling world continues to grow, particularly with her previous AEW appearances and her recent departure from Impact Wrestling (formerly known as TNA). Her earlier loss to Mercedes Martinez in AEW and her now open schedule aligns with Tony Khan’s vision for recruitment, hinting that AEW may soon announce her as part of their expanding roster.