At one point, it was nearly impossible to make a good living as a professional wrestler in the States. If you weren’t with WWE, it was a struggle. However, now more than ever, there are great options for those who don’t want to work for them.
In its short life, AEW has proven to be a great place for those to showcase themselves to a large audience. And with Ring of Honor getting back into shape, along with IMPACT Wrestling getting a slot on AXS TV, the business is looking good. With more options opening up for a better opportunity with great money, several stars are looking for an out.
There are quite a few WWE Superstars that fans are hoping escape to another company. Cesaro, Bobby Roode, EC3 just to name a few. However, when one fan expressed their displeasure with the company’s use of underutilized talent, another fan favorite gave the people hope.
WWE have their stars on 5 year deals, and you just don't see how any of these guys are going to reach their potential. Rusev made a huge mistake re-signing. Thing is, outside of WWE, AEW is a new company and NJPW are growing here, but I can't see anyone making the waves WCW did.
— Lee Shellum (@Shellum_Lee) November 17, 2019
Rusev addressed this comment, asking who said he’d actually re-signed. It’s hard to figure out Rusev’s stance on the company. While he didn’t outright reveal that he didn’t re-sign, it definitely left fans wondering what was next for the Bulgarian Brute.
Some reports claim that the former US Champion is currently in negotiations with WWE. So it’s quite possible he may step away for a spot in another company.