WWE Expect Competition With AEW Over Talent To Be Similar To Monday Night Wars

WWE have their eye on young AEW talent.

Could we be set for more bidding wars and high-profile defections when it comes to WWE and AEW talent?

Writing in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that those within WWE expect the competition with AEW over talent to be akin to the Monday Night Wars of the nineties, when performers often switched between WWE and WCW.

One WWE source claimed to WON that they expect older talent with name identity to leave for Tony Khan's promotion, while WWE will snap up AEW's younger stars. Meltzer added that some younger AEW talents are already talking about leaving when their deals are up and that some people within AEW echo the unnamed WWE source's sentiments.

Furthermore, AEW are wary making sure that they are not perceived as simply a 'feeder league' for WWE. 

WWE recently signed Brian Pillman Jr. and Jade Cargill (following the expiration of their AEW contracts), while WWE Hall of Famer Edge (now going by his given name of Adam Copeland) signed with AEW last weekend after his WWE deal expired. 

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