As reported earlier via Wrestle Votes, All Elite Wrestling had apparently made an ”outstanding” offer to a current ”big time” WWE superstar. The report went on to say that the offer itself is said to be “almost too good to turn down”. However, the name of the wrestler was not revealed.
According to a new report from Sean Ross Sapp on Fightful‘s Post-SmackDown LIVE show, he said that he asked around and he was informed that the ”big time” WWE superstar in question is none other than Randy Orton.
Sean also added that he doesn’t know if AEW offered Randy a contract or not, but when he reached out to AEW, they said that they were not tampering with any WWE Talent. Here is what he said regarding Orton’s potential interest in AEW:
”Now they did not reveal the name and I know who the name is. Now before I get into this, I am not saying that this person was offered a AEW deal. I’m not saying that happened because I don’t if that happened. In fact, I asked people in AEW about this and I was told, “We are not tampering. We are not doing that. Our approach is fresh and independent is the goal for a majority of our recruitment. What you’re likely seeing is a particular agent trying to leverage more money out of WWE by possibly planting shit like this.”
“What I was told this afternoon, was that Randy Orton has been openly discussing his willingness to speak with All Elite Wrestling.“
We will provide you with updates as we get to know more about Randy Orton.