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All Elite Wrestling unsuccessful in securing indie superstar due to WWE interest

All Elite Wrestling had their Double or Nothing rally today and many big announcements were made. They are currently building up a pretty impressive roster as they get closer to their next big event in Las Vegas. However, they have not been able to get everyone they wanted.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that All Elite Wrestling were unable to secure at least one name that they really wanted, due to that superstar being interested in WWE.

“I know that [AEW] is recruiting and trying to get women from all over. I know Viper was on their list. When her contract is up she’s probably going to WWE, not All Elite so that’s a get for WWE.”

“Everybody knows who the free agents are. WWE is trying to sign them all, Elite is trying to sign them all. You’ve got Ring Of Honor and New Japan. It’s a great time to be a wrestler.”

Viper was a clear standout during the Mae Young Classic, but WWE did not sign her back then. Of course, someone like Viper would be a huge addition to AEW’s women’s roster. However, WWE might already have gotten hold of Viper at this point.


  • Keith Learmonth

    People keep saying they wanted to see competion for WWE… yet there seems to be a lot of people upset that WWE appears to have won this round of the competition.

    It’s almost like they don’t want competition, they just want WWE gone.

  • Rinn13

    This is what all the NXT/WWE fans wanted so badly, right? They want EVERY major/significant indie or international star to sign with NXT/WWE, as if there’s room for them all. They also don’t seem to care about WWE monopolizing, or trying to be the only game in town. And neither does WWE. They love those kinds of fans, I’m sure.

  • Steven Stevens

    Haha, this is great news.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    It a different WWE were NXT are going to be getting more of a push. No not everybody will be push but they just have to work a lot harder. Plus I think WWE are going to start rebuilding there company around these NXT wrestlers. I still think Vince Mac is stepping down as head of the WWE after WM 35 the big shake up is him stepping down.

  • BB

    Yeah but then the main rosters get flooded with all these call ups and their overabundence of talent. And they’re already flooded to begin with. If WWE doesn’t care and just wants to Monopolize and sign everybody and anybody then they’re succeeding, I guess.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    With WWE moving a lot of NXT men and women to the main roster it opens up a lot of spots in NXT. Smart move by WWE.

  • Soulshroude

    Harrison, your grammar is in short supply. Start proof-reading, already.