The AEW roster is shrinking. It’s not surprising that a former WWE star and one of the best tag teams in the world left the company. The promotion must stop signing new talent and focus on rebuilding its existing talent base. If they don’t do this, they’ll have a tough time attracting new fans and keeping their roster fresh.
Three new additions to the AEW roster are now available. Two of them are women and one is a former wrestler. Next week, Dynamite will feature a new signee in the women’s division. In a qualifying match for The Owen Hart Cup, she’ll be facing The Bunny. The show also features FTR vs. The Ass Boys and Darby Allin vs. Andrade El Idol will compete.
Samoa Joe is another new face. He’s a former WWE superstar who has been with AEW for about two years. He was first signed by the company in late 2019. In June 2021, he was released from the company. This happened to be the same day that Malakai Black was released from the company due to a mistake in a non-compete clause.
In the women’s division, Storm is a regular fixture. She was previously signed by the WWE, but was later released. She’s been back in the Ring in the past year, and she battled Thunder Rosa at Warrior Wrestling. Although she lacks a mic skill, she’s got talent and could have a huge impact on the AEW women’s division. In addition, she’ll have more freedom in AEW than she did in the WWE.
AEW has made it clear that tag team wrestling is a priority, and as such they’re looking for more of these stars to join their roster. CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, DIY, and Gargano are the top candidates for signings. But the company isn’t afraid of spending a lot of money on new talent.
Troy Donovan is also linked to the AEW. He was released from the WWE on June 12th 2022. After a few days, he signed with AEW. In his first match, he defeated Ricky Starks for the FTW Championship.
Christian Cage is another notable newcomer. He was a surprise addition to the AEW roster in Jacksonville, Florida. He had previously been in negotiations to sign with Impact Wrestling, and had previously spent last year with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Other new signings include Neville and Britt Baker.
AEW has also signed William Regal. He will be the new manager and mentor for some of the talent. He joined AEW after the 30-day non-competition clause expired. Regal’s vast experience will be a great help to the younger talent. It’s not clear if Regal will wrestle in AEW. He is listed on the AEW website. But if he does, his signing may make him a popular addition.