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post #71 of 141 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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I know Cody said no to older talent, but with Matt Hardys contract being up at the end of the year, I can see them ringing him in to creative/part time role.

Then there are people who are seemingly retired like Ryback, CM Punk, The Bella Twins etc who could potentially be available.

Don't forget they also have people like DDP, Jake Roberts, Tully Blanchard who are working with them, they could count towards the roster.

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Re: only 40% of the aew roster have been revealed so far

I be shocked if they sign many more onto their roster with a two hour show and a few ppv's a year, not many will be seen a lot of TV time. So I can't see many joining the ranks, maybe it's over a few year period with them signing on more names.

I think you might see a few more Joshi's joining the women's division and maybe another one or two American indie women talent.

Maybe another tag team or two like LAX. Probably a big name or two over the next two or three years maybe.

I can't see them bringing in more names over the next few PPV and shows.

I expect a debut or two at All Out. Maybe a debut or two on their first couple of TV shows. But I be surprised after that we see any more names debut unless they are top notch indie talent or big names from WWE Roh, NJPW or Impact.

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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%.
Do you really want this to be like WWE where you see the same handful of people in the same matches week after week? I donít. Iím up for some variety. Iím fine with not seeing a favorite for a few weeks, especially if it means getting different people, different styles, and different matchups every week. Variety is how you avoid over saturation, which is just one of the many problems with that other promotion.
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Cause it works so well for WWE.

To have more wrestlers that you can fit in storylines on TV every week.

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Re: only 40% of the aew roster have been revealed so far

AEW is already showing a good size of a roster on their website now. Like over 40 wrestlers. Imagine that only being 40%. If they signed 60% more, that would be overkill for a 2 hour weekly show. Even if they rotate the roster, that would be too much talent to satisfy and get their moneys worth from.

I'm sure that AEW will grab some talent out there eventually that are currently signed elsewhere but if the 40% thing is true and they do have 60% more of the roster planned to still reveal then a ton of the lower card guys will suffer from it. Guys that are not well known and want to be used, but aren't because eventually the upper card guys want to be used more. That will happen if what Cody says is true.

That is why I have been saying for awhile that AEWs roster is already full of talent.

WWEs problem is putting on the same matches with the same guys/women every week. Mysterio vs. Andrade for example. AEW can avoid that with only a 40 person roster easily. Just don't book Moxley vs. Spears or Young Bucks vs. SCU on every show for a month like WWE would do.


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Re: only 40% of the aew roster have been revealed so far

I think some of you might be taking what he said a bit too literally. There might be a ton of signings that haven't been announced yet, but I doubt it's anything close to 60.
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Cody has said they want new stars, not old ones when someone mentioned not getting Goldberg to him, he said its 2019.
Which is why Jericho has a good chance of being their first champion lol. Cody is a promoter now, like Dana White and Vince McMahon take his words with a grain of salt.
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Cody has said they want new stars, not old ones when someone mentioned not getting Goldberg to him, he said its 2019.
Which is why Jericho has a good chance of being their first champion lol. Cody is a promoter now, like Dana White and Vince McMahon take his words with a grain of salt.
Jericho has never stopped, he's been an active wrestler for 20 + years. Goldberg had a decade off.
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If the rest 60% are wrestlers like Cassidy or Stunt I'll start getting worried.

But it can't be right? Right?
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Do you really want this to be like WWE where you see the same handful of people in the same matches week after week? I donít. Iím up for some variety. Iím fine with not seeing a favorite for a few weeks, especially if it means getting different people, different styles, and different matchups every week. Variety is how you avoid over saturation, which is just one of the many problems with that other promotion.
Thatís such an interesting take for prowrestling. Very much more of a UFC mold than established American tv booking. I donít think AEW would completely abandon a wrestler for a month plus but Iím not opposed to the idea.

Definitely have to have a big roster for this model. Also required to have a bunch of different wrestlers over because if somebodyís Favorite isnít on a show and they see a bunch of dudes they donít like itís easy to start grumbling.
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