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10 Stars All Elite Wrestling Should Sign In 2019

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All Elite Wrestling was officially announced on New Year’s Day, and has been generating a lot of buzz.

The company, which is owned by billionaire Shahid Khan, and managed by his son Tony Khan is attempting to change the pro-wrestling landscape.

Although the current roster list is slim, many top stars from both the independent scene and major promotions could help bring All Elite Wrestling to a competitive status against the WWE.

Let’s take a look at 10 stars(including teams) both inside and outside the ring who could benefit from signing with All Elite Wrestling.

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AJ Styles

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AJ Styles is one of the best wrestlers in the world, and one of the top stars in the WWE.

Since arriving in 2016, AJ Styles has managed to win the WWE Championship twice, as well as the U.S Championship.

Styles has had a great run over the years in TNA, ROH, and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

He is currently 41 years old, and a lighter schedule, which AEW is currently offering top stars could help Styles wind down his career.

AJ Styles WWE contract ends in April of 2019, and could either assist him in bargaining a better deal with the company, or join the AEW roster for a similar deal financially, and a lighter schedule.

Kota Ibushi

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Kota Ibushi is one of the best known freelancers in the world. Although he does currently work with New Japan Pro Wrestling, he does not have an exclusive deal with the company.

Ibushi turned down a WWE developmental deal in 2016 after working the Cruiserweight Classic.

Ibushi’s rise to fame became more predominant in 2017 when he returned to New Japan.

Ibushi suffered a minor concussion during his match at Wrestle Kingdom 13 against Will Ospreay.

Kota Ibushi teamed with Matt and Nick Jackson against Rey Fenix, Rey Mysterio and Bandito at last year’s ALL IN event. He would be a great addition to the AEW roster if he decides to sign a deal.

Mauro Ranallo

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Mauro Ranallo is hands down one of the best play-by-play announcers in combat sports.

Ranallo is known for his announce work with WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Showtime Championship Boxing, and Pride.

Ranallo’s mic work awarded him CBS Commentator of The Year in 2018.

Ranallo is currently signed to a WWE deal until summer, and with his years of experience behind the announce table, he could be a welcoming addition to the All Elite Wrestling roster.

Joey Ryan

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Joey Ryan is a veteran on the independent scene, working for almost every major promotion at one point in time.

Ryan is currently dealing with pectoral tear that does require surgery. He most recently working an MLW taping, and its unknown how long he will be out of action.

Once Ryan heals, he could be an excellent addition to the AEW roster.

Shinsuke Nakamura

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Shinsuke Nakamura was a top star in New Japan Pro Wrestling before signing with the WWE in 2017.

Nakamura has accomplished a lot during his time in the WWE. He has been a two-time NXT Champion, 2018 Royal Rumble winner, and held the United States Championship for 156 days.

Nakamura’s contract with WWE is set to expire, and although there is interest from New Japan Pro wrestling, Nakamura does not want to move his family from Orlando, where they currently reside.

Nakamura could remain in the U.S., have a lighter schedule, and sign with AEW where he will end up being one of their top stars.

The Rascalz

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The independent stable on the independent scene consisting of Trey Miguel, Desmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz, and Myron Rood could be an excellent addition to the All Elite Wrestling roster.

Currently three members of the group are working with Impact Wrestling, and now have some television time under their belt. They are known for their high flying moves, and could be a welcome addition under the AEW banner.

Jim Ross

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Jim Ross was rumored to be involved with All Elite Wrestling since its inception last year. The former voice of the WWE, who is currently signed with the company until April could be a great addition to AEW.

Ross, who recently wrapped up a gig with New Japan Pro Wrestling could transition into All Elite Wrestling as not only an on-air personality, but also a member of the senior management team.

Ross spent many years with the WWE as Head Of Talent Relations and has a great mind for the business.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

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Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson signed big money deals with the WWE after leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2017.

The duo came in strong, and formed a promising alliance with fellow former Bullet Club member AJ Styles. The WWE eventually broke the trio apart, and The Club managed to find themselves floating in the lower mid-card for sometime.

They managed to capture the RAW Tag-Team Championship once while in the WWE.

The Club’s WWE contract is set to expire this summer, and could be a great addition to the AEW roster.

Marty Scurll

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Currently signed to Ring Of Honor, Marty Scurll is in line for a major push in the company. He is currently heading his own stable, Villain Enterprises alongside Brody King and PCO.

His contract with Ring Of Honor is set to expire sometime this year, and he could be a welcome addition to the All Elite Wrestling roster, considering his friends in The Elite are already there.

Will Marty Scurll end up in AEW, or will a big money offer from the WWE come his way?

Shane Strickland

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Shane Strickland is currently one of the most talented names not signed to a major promotion. He currently is working with Major League Wrestling until his contract situation with Lucha Underground lapses.

The WWE has shown interest in Strickland, offering him a developmental deal, but that was postponed due to issues with his Lucha Underground deal. He will have to wait until that situation clears before signing with the company.

Strickland would be a good addition to the All Elite Wrestling roster if they manage to sign him before WWE does once his contractual obligations with Lucha Underground ends.

Until then he is currently working Major League Wrestling dates.

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MJF Signs Multi-Year Deal With All Elite Wrestling

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MJF has extended his current contract with All Elite Wrestling, converting it into a multi-year deal.

The company posted a video today on social media which shows MJF signing the new deal. MJF was initially signed to a short-team deal with the company in January.

MJF also has a contract with Major League Wrestling, where he debuted in 2017. His MLW contract allows him to work outside the company.

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Report: Shawn Spears Set To Get A Manager

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All Elite Wrestling star Shawn Spears could be receiving a manager.

According to Fightful Select, Spears receiving a manager is scheduled to come to light on this week’s episode of “Road To”. The identity of the person playing the role is not known at this time.

Spears has become one of AEW’s top heels since joining the company. He is scheduled to face Cody at AEW’s ALL OUT in Chicago, following his attack on Rhodes at AEW Fyter Fest.

Shawn Spears made his All Elite Wrestling debut on the Double Or Nothing pre-show, following his release from WWE.

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LiveSource Announces Partnership with All Elite Wrestling to Revolutionize the Fan Experience with Live Auctions

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All Elite Wrestling issued the following press release

SAN DIEGO (July 15, 2019) — LiveSource, the mobile app that enables its partners the ability to offer fans unique collectibles and experiences via live auctions, announced a partnership with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the new professional wrestling league featuring a world-class roster of male and female wrestlers.

This innovative partnership will allow fans anywhere in the world to access the LiveSource auction app on their phones to bid and buy exclusive memorabilia and gear worn by AEW talent. Starting on Wednesday, July 17, fans can download the free LiveSource app to access a special sweepstakes featuring merchandise and tickets for ALL OUT, the highly-anticipated event on Saturday, August 31, in Chicago.

“We are so pumped to be in business with truly forward-thinking partners like AEW,” said Scott F. Levin, CEO of LiveSource. “Our LiveSource app will help AEW feed into its fans’ passion for wrestling by enabling them to literally take home a piece of the AEW experience. We’re eagerly looking forward to helping AEW surprise and thrill its fan base with our technology.”

“Since our launch in January, we’ve been aligning ourselves with best-in-class partners, and LiveSource was a clear choice as its platform is widely recognized as the best mobile auction software on the planet,” said Dana Massie, Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer at AEW. “The LiveSource app will enhance our fans’ experiences right from their seats in ways that have never been done before. And, the platform will provide fans worldwide with the chance to bid on AEW memorabilia and experiences regardless of their location. We believe that the wrestling community knows no bounds, and our LiveSource partnership will certainly help to reinforce our connections worldwide.”

About LiveSource:

Founded in 2016, LiveSource enables partners to surprise and electrify fans with unanticipated opportunities to own unique collectibles and experiences. LiveSource partners can react instantly to initiate auctions for the fans while they are most excited – right then and there during the event. The LiveSource platform gives fans in attendance and at home the ability to bid on items and experiences that become available during an event. Bidding, winning, payment and delivery is all facilitated on mobile devices through LiveSource. This platform is widely recognized as the best mobile auction software in existence. For more information, contact hello@livesourceapp.com.

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AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody and Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was DOUBLE OR NOTHING on May 25 in Las Vegas, followed by FYTER FEST on June 29 in Daytona Beach, FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN on July 13 in Jacksonville, and ALL OUT on August 31 in Chicago. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), /AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube), and additionally, AllEliteWrestling.com.

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