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At this point I'm starting to feel like all these different rumors are a lot like the boy who cried wolf.

I am not sure I even care until I hear news that someone has actually signed. Chris Jericho has signed. Kenny Omega has not, nor has CM Punk, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Zack Ryder, The Revival, Dolph Ziggler or anyone else.

We have also yet to hear about the actual details of a tv deal that has been signed. We have only heard that a couple of deals are on the table. I want to see that nailed down before much of anything else, and I don't think that will come until after double or nothing event.

EDIT: I just finished watching AEWs press conference for double or nothing on Facebook. They had some ups and downs. It was kinda hokey which is a big negative, and they didn't announce many people worth mentioning.

On the upside though they officially announced their signing of Kenny Omega and booked the main event of Jericho vs Omega: Double or Nothing.

Also booked was PAC vs Hangman Page, and Bucks vs some luchadores, and some other matches I'm even less interested in. Of note was the signing of Aja Kong. Rather strange signing IMO.

All things said, the roster is filling out well. It can't be expected they'll have a roster that can compete with WWEs any time soon, and I'm interested in seeing new faces, but I would have liked to have had one more big name, perhaps as an opponent for Cody. There was a big buzz going around for CM Punk and a lot of the AEW marks were pissed he didn't show up. But realistically that just was a giant long shot.

I think double or nothing is going to be a good card, but it shouldn't get overhyped either.

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Double or Nothing is shaping up to be a ok card but so far nothing I'm particularly excited about, but I'll take look if only because it's AEW's first show as a company.

They really do need that one big signing to get people to take notice, be it Orton, Styles or Punk. The Usos are the latest names to be rumoured to be considering exiting WWE at the end of their soon to be expiring contracts.
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There's an interesting list of people leaving soon. Orton looks pretty well out of the picture, and his rumors likely just started as a troll and nothing else, but Sasha Banks is sounding more and more like she is done and gone come April.

To me in my totally unprofessional opinion if ANYONE on the rumor list were to be about to make the jump Sasha Banks would be that person.
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I can't see the Uso's going they have it good on smackdown their family legacy is in WWE plus Jimmy has Naomi here he would want to stay with his wife. 


Randy is a possibility he has done everything he could possibly do in WWE and its obvious he isn't giving his all in his matches anymore he's probably got 2 fresh matches left on smackdown in Samoa Joe and AJ Styles but that's not worth sticking around for, he would be better off having more free time and creative freedom over in AEW and with the freshness of that he'll have some great matches to look forward to. 


Sasha is hit or miss WWE clearly has no interest in pushing her all her title reigns have been extremely short I think you could probably put about 4 months between all of them if they actually wanted to push her as a top heel champ or something and keep her as a champ then she's better off sticking with WWE if she isn't then AEW is the better option. 


From what I can see they need a few women on the roster if were them I would look at Australia's Tenille Dashwood, Shazza Mckenzie, Jessica Troy and Indi Hartwell. 




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What AEW is exactly what they should be doing...

Theyve got every1 talking about them, wondering who they are going to sign, wondering how good the card will actually be - its free publicity.

People will be tuning into the PPV to see if they can lure one of the big players from WWE and make another statement and then if the show is good theyll have them selves more regular viewers.

Omega is a great signing for the international fan base and AEW to me are only getting stronger and stronger.

WWE would be lying if they said they werent worried - these guys are poaching some big names or at least interesting them 
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Orton is a tough call, on one hand you'd maybe expect him to be loyal to WWE but then again at this point I think he could consider a big offer from elsewhere. Facts are he's constantly complained about being booked as a babyface a role he hates, he hasn't really been in a solid headlining spot in years, he's got very limited fresh options in WWE, and at this point he's thinking about his retirement plans and money and schedule would be a major selling point.

The Usos also, their careers peaked during their feud with the New Day and it's hard to see where they go from here in WWE, they've already dropped off the radar a bit in recent times. They could be tempted by money and a promotion with a more serious tag division.



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Orton to me seems like one of those guys that would just not even consider jumping ship and will likely move into some back stage or part time ambassador role once his in ring career is done

The Usos would be phenomenal for AEW and whilst i rate them highly now as i think do alot of people, they could reach whole new levels given the freedom theyd likely have in AEW
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I wouldn't be surprised to see either Kevin Owen or Sami Zayn going to AEW. Both are very good friends with the Young Bucks and were huge on the indie scene, neither were being pushed prior to their injuries so it would be a good career move too.




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Originally posted by WebmasterFF WebmasterFF wrote:

I wouldn't be surprised to see either Kevin Owen or Sami Zayn going to AEW. Both are very good friends with the Young Bucks and were huge on the indie scene, neither were being pushed prior to their injuries so it would be a good career move too.
 

Both Zayn and Owens would be excellent for AEW where they could work NXT style matches, I think most would agree both men did their best work in NXT and haven't thrived quite as much on the main roster. 

The only downside being that I'm pretty sure Owens is locked in to a long-term contract with WWE, not sure what Zayns situation is. So Owens may have to pull a Matt Hardy and get himself released if he really wanted to go. 

I like both these guys and think they would be a better fit for the AEW environment, I'm a WWE fan and don't want to see a exodus of top talent but I'm also all for talent going where they can do their best work and not be held back or have restrictions to work within.
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I would like to see Sami Zayn return as a heel WITH Kevin Owens, but I would also like to see at the same time WWE debut a new Luchador named El Generico, and just run with the two different storylines before after a year or more it's finally revealed that Zayn & Generico are the same guy. I'd even go as far as using Ole, Ole, Ole, as Generico's theme song.

If they're not going to do that, and Zayn is just wasted, then I'd love to see him in AEW. Zayn ought to be over as much Daniel Bryan was at WM30 as a babyface. He was so great in NXT produced the way he was. Once again he is another example of talent being wasted and it's such a shame because they have a good storyline just waiting to be used. I don't know why they haven't gone that route yet.

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