Ever since All Elite Wrestling went from a dirt-sheet rumor to a full-fledged federation, rumors have been circulating about who’s set to make the jump from WWE to Cody Rhodes’s wrestling empire.
A good portion of the IWC—Internet Wrestling Community—didn’t take AEW seriously at first. But their outlook changed almost instantly. The hottest free agent in all of wrestling and former NJPW star Kenny Omega decided to ply his trade with AEW, which came as a surprise to those who figured he’d arrive in WWE instead. This major acquisition echoed AEW’s stated mission: to sign the best talent from the current landscape of wrestling and give them the freedom to entertain the world on a new platform.
On the other end of the wrestling spectrum, Vince McMahon’s juggernaut of a company has regularly received criticism over its use of certain personalities. WWE’s talent pool is growing to the point where it seems unmanageable. And judging by the lackluster story lines and lack of TV time afforded to several WWE wrestlers, that sentiment seemingly rings true.
Now that AEW has gotten the ball rolling and is ready to provide a fresh alternative for wrestling fans, a few of WWE’s underutilized Superstars would be better off making their name elsewhere. Here are just a few of the Superstars who are talented enough to shake off the bad stench of their WWE run and make an impact in AEW: