I will say, hopefully he can have that Rockstar Spud/Drake Maverick quality to him.
Maybe as heel, he could be the perfect crash test dummy manager for a heel, like what Spud and EC3 were in TNA for all those years.
There ya go. Nobody knows what his role will be. He wouldn’t have been my first choice of talent to sign, but I’ll wait to see what they’re going to do with him — and everybody else for that matter — before writing off the whole promotion. People need to stop acting like every little move they make is the defining moment for the whole company. They’ve barely gotten off the ground, they have more signings to go, and they probably haven’t even announced everyone they’ve signed up until now. There’s a long, long way to go, kids. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
They could have thought out the box too. There are plenty of people that might have an interest in crossing over into wrestling that haven't done so yet. Wasn't Cris Cyborg super-interested in having a match with Becky Lynch at some point? How about signing her to a contract and training her up with Lance Storm for a bit? Weren't there slight mumblings about Helen Maroulis being sent sniffers at one point? I thought I heard similar things about Erica Wiebe. Send Wiebe to Storm and Maroulis to Dr. Tom, who helped Kurt Angle get it pretty quickly.
Suddenly you've got two Olympians in your women's division, as well as a pretty famous MMA fighter. A bit better than signing a woman who (and no real offense to her, mind you) smiles a lot. That's so WWE. You want your women to stand-out? That's fucking how. Bring in Tessa Blanchard and Gail Kim to have a fucking awesome match on PPV. Bring in Scarlett Bordeaux to be a bitch who calls Nyla Rose out for being trans. Yes, that's shitty. That's what would make her a heel. Bordeaux can line up a bunch of monsters (Awesome Kong, Aja Kong, etc.) for Nyla to knock down en route to getting her hands on that bitch Scarlett. Fuck it, I hate intergender wrestling, but if you wanted to do one intergender match, have Nyla play babyface to Killer Kross, beat Kross, then get her hands on Scarlett.
Why not make offers to older women who can still go? Molly Holly could probably have a damn good few matches left in her. What about Victoria? Ivory? I understand that Jazz is injured, but you could have pretty kick-ass division really quick. That could keep you buzzing along until you get to the point where Wiebe, Cyborg and Maroulis are ready to come in. Hopefully at least one of them turns out to be a fine professional wrestler. But that's just the women.
What about Connor McGregor? His asking price might be high, but you could put MJF vs. Connor McGregor on PPV and make a fucking shit-tonne of money. Have they reached out to The Rock? To Austin? Austin's now got that USA show, so he probably won't do it, but what's to stop Dwayne Johnson from showing up to promote something and putting over Hangman Page only for MJF to chew him out? There's so much they could do.
Unfortunately, I have to kinda pile on with everyone else. I really like AEW and want them to succeed, but I'm not a fan of this Marko Stunt signing.
I had no idea that Emma had signed with Impact. Awhile ago they did this thing where she was supposed to be the new foundation of ROH with Bandito and a few others. I looked it up and she's been gone from ROH since March. Da fuq?
Really surprised that AEW couldn't snag Emma. So confusing.