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post #61 of 141 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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Re: only 40% of the aew roster have been revealed so far

If so it's another step to being WCW 2.0 with a bunch of guys with no room for them to all be featured but all being paid a shit ton for the sake of it, I hope this report is false.
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Re: only 40% of the aew roster have been revealed so far

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Jacob Fatu is currently the MLW champion - I have to believe he's still signed there. He only signed with them this year and debuted in February, so in the very least I'd assume he's there until the early new year. Contra Unit did recently add a new member, maybe they're doing so with the knowledge Fatu is a sure goner when his contract is up as there will be a bidding war for him and MLW obviously can't compete moneywise.
yeah, mjf was with mlw too and had a double contract until his contract was up. they seem to have a good relationship with MLW. we will see how it turns out, rikishi already teased on twitter once about both wwe and aew being interested in his boy lol.
anyway my point is aew could very well secure him even tho he is with mlw by putting him on a contract like they did with mjf and wait until his contract expire to give him a full aew contract. the fact that they can let their guys do indy is an advantage here, if mlw hands them fatu and he becomes a huge deal he will still be able to work the Indies times to times and hence go back there and boost their numbers. I think that was their reasoning with mjf..
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Re: only 40% of the aew roster have been revealed so far

Signing could be to non-exclusive deals. AEW is running two shows a week, with the idea if you work one you probably won't work the other. So there is a lot of time for their talent to work elsewhere if they choose.

Could be US/Canada exclusive, no US television/stream, AEW right to first refusal on dates type contracts. This could be their "developmental" of sorts - scout indie talent that might not be ready yet and sign them to modest money deals that gives them enough to be able to wrestle full time largely while staying in the indies, but used on AEW television on occasion to also increase their name brand to charge more on the indies.

Now for this type of contract to work AEW would need to have a right to match stipulation whereby at the end of this type of deal they could retain the wrestler on a full time deal rather than being poached into NXT.
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post #64 of 141 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 11:00 AM
 
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Maybe he means that CM Punk is 60% of the star power of the entire company, which would be kinda true.
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Re: Cody: Weve revealed about 40% of the roster. Sometimes its better to let the painter paint and then judge the picture.

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DON, Fyter Fest, FFTF all huge failures.
I mean when it comes to roster additions. The ppv's where fine so far.

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Re: Cody: Weve revealed about 40% of the roster. Sometimes its better to let the painter paint and then judge the picture.

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I mean when it comes to roster additions. The ppv's where fine so far.
Omega, Bucks, Cody, Moxley, Jericho, Hangman. Yep. Not stars at all.
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According to wiki there are 50 men and women on aew roster. In comparison Raw has 55 men and women and SD 50.

So numbers wise that makes no sense. 40% suggests there is 80 people still to be unveiled bringing roster to 130, much bigger than raw/SD combined yet far less tv to produce and unlikely to be six houseshows weekly like WWE
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Re: only 40% of the aew roster have been revealed so far

no way they have only announced 40%. They have enough for a weekly 2 hour show already. 38 men and 12 women according to wiki.

I would think that is closer to 80% maybe. No way it can be only 40%.
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Re: only 40% of the aew roster have been revealed so far

As long as Joey Ryan is in that 60%, I will be happy!
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who else do you think is part of the roster from WWE? Any huge huge legends?
Cody has said they want new stars, not old ones when someone mentioned not getting Goldberg to him, he said its 2019.
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