WWE might still be the big league but it is no longer the only league! Competition has arrived for the company in the form of All Elite Wrestling (AEW). A number of WWE superstars have already defected to the rival promotion and many more are expected to jump ship really soon. Let us take a closer look at some of the biggest names in WWE who are expected to jump ship the moment their contract expires:
Top 10 WWE Stars Expected to Join AEW
Here are the top 10 names expected to join the rival promotion:
- Daniel Bryan
- Big E
- Sasha Banks
- Dolph Ziggler
- Luke Harper
- The Revival
- Tyler Breeze
- Samoa Joe
Some of the names here don’t really surprise us. The Revival had expressed their intent long ago and so has Sasha Banks, who also followed AEW on Twitter. Dolph, Cesaro, Rusev have been underbooked for years now and are certainly looking forward to a fresher promotion which allows them to shine. Tyler Breeze has been made into a jobber over the years and Big E hasn’t been given a shot at the gold either. Samoa Joe fits well into the indie-picture and so does D Bryan! Harper’s contract extension was an ugly incident in the WWE and he too is expected to join AEW upon release.
I don’t see any more WWE stars defecting to #AEW for at least another year. Maybe the odd wrestler, but no “stars” past or present. Maybe CM Punk will join at some point, probably Sasha Banks. But this year isn’t the time IMO. They have enough for October.
— Shauner #DROPHEAD (@Shauner111) June 13, 2019
AEW needs to sign WWE guys who were clearly screwed with by Creative. Dean Ambrose is a huge example, hence why his jump works. Cesaro would be a perfect guy to join AEW, as he has yet to hit his peak potential as a top guy. https://t.co/kKPHGv4UXw
— Mr. Tito – Pro Wrestling Writer – WWE, AEW, etc. (@titowrestling) May 27, 2019
Is CM Punk Joining All Elite Wrestling?
Another huge former WWE name expected to make a debut in the AEW is that of CM Punk. Punk’s return is expected to take place at AEW All Out on the 31st of August and he is expected to open their Wednesday Night debut show in October as well! Punk will be the biggest name in the company without the shadow of a doubt, if he joins them, that is!