Paul Wight: I "Absolutely" Could See Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt & Ric Flair In AEW
Where will they end up?
Several top stars have been released by WWE this year and the likes of Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt and Ric Flair have all departed the company in recent months.
All Elite Wrestling has been tipped as a possible destination for the three released names and Paul Wight admitted he could see all three men ending up in AEW.
"Absolutely. There has been an influx of talent. For whatever reason, WWE has gone in a different direction with what they're doing as a company. Their business line is beyond me and they do their own thing and it works for them. They've had great success with it. The biggest difference that I can relate to anyone outside is that AEW is a wrestling company, but also one dedicated to the talent. It's about the fans, but also about the talent versus about being just about the company," Wight told The Ring Report.
"We have talents who are available and if they make their way to AEW, it will result in an incredible amount of freedom for them to continue entertaining the fans and to continue to grow. Anyone now who has been in this business long enough is smart enough to see where momentum is going and you've got to agree that it's with AEW. It's got a great groundswell of support from fans who are really into the product. The storylines are unique. They have a different flavour and excitement about them. I made the transition myself because after four decades, I left as I could see the writing on the wall of where professional wrestling was headed."
Mark Henry has revealed in the past that AEW and Braun Strowman share a mutual interest in working together. Ric Flair and AEW President Tony Khan are also close friends, while Bray Wyatt has friends in AEW from his time in WWE.