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Please elaborate. Who should they sign that it's out there and isn't locked under a contract?.
So there is such a lack of talent on the indy scene that this is the best possible signing they could come up with? If that is true then they might as well not even open the promotion. This guy de-legitimizes every segment and match that he is in. It is alright to call out a promotion you like when they do something stupid.
 

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So there is such a lack of talent on the indy scene that this is the best possible signing they could come up with? If that is true then they might as well not even open the promotion. This guy de-legitimizes every segment and match that he is in. It is alright to call out a promotion you like when they do something stupid.
For somebody who I think is claiming to like this promotion, you sure do shit on it a LOT.
 

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Tenille Dashwood signed with Impact?! How did i miss that?!

AEW shoulda snapped her up. I'm actually so freaking excited for Tessa/Tenille though!!!
 

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So there is such a lack of talent on the indy scene that this is the best possible signing they could come up with? If that is true then they might as well not even open the promotion. This guy de-legitimizes every segment and match that he is in. It is alright to call out a promotion you like when they do something stupid.
For somebody who I think is claiming to like this promotion, you sure do shit on it a LOT.
Unfortunately there isn't a lot to like in wrestling right now.
 

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Just a thought. Where the fuck do you guys want them to sign people? WWE raided the market this past year and most of the big names outside WWE are under contract with the likes of IMPACT, NJPW, ROH or MLW. Please elaborate.
Just because theres nobody to sign doesn't mean you sign trash.
 

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and quite frankly when you are signing lower card guys you don't need established stars from all over the globe. They just need guys who can work competently and not embarrass the promotion. I am sure there are 20 or so sold hands working on the independent scene that are not under exclusive contracts who could come in to make your stars look good beating them.
 

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and quite frankly when you are signing lower card guys you don't need established stars from all over the globe. They just need guys who can work competently and not embarrass the promotion. I am sure there are 20 or so sold hands working on the independent scene that are not under exclusive contracts who could come in to make your stars look good beating them.
Exactly. This was nothing but a pity signing. Cody knows damn well that he has no place on this roster. Just look at his tweets from 2018 about him.

Not trying to bash the dude, but let's be real here. There is plenty of talent on the independent scene. Impact Wrestling has been signing some names that nobody has heard of and turning them into gold for over a year now so no excuses.

Cody needs to understand that this isn't one big party for all of his friends to join in on. You can bash Jim Cornette all you want but he is 100% correct in what he says.
 

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I didn't know you could give a fetus a contract.
 

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Some on here will crap on anything AEW does to be fair but hide behind "I'm really a fan" to cover their tracks. For me he can be lower card hand to take bumps and beat downs for Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy's next rivals, and he can be used in 6 man tags as well. He won't be main eventing or be in title feuds so let's stop overreacting.
 

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He's a carnival side show. You can get the enhancement jobbers from any indie. The guys wwe brings in for main roster or NXT enhancement work fine. But Marko is basically a midget without being one - well within three inches. He's an American "mini". Like Mascarita Dorada. He's different. There is nobody like him in WWE. He's an attraction in a way.

He'll have to be used very sparingly though. He can be a house show regular as I think he could pop the audience. But he should rarely wrestle in television. I understand why they want him as an outside the ring presence, and didn't really have a fit as he's so young, and looks even younger - doesn't really work as a manager. So they put him with JB and Luchasaurus because they're a weird mix already that is working. But I think it's a big mistake and will just bring down the duo.
 

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The AEW marks rationalizing this ridiculous signing are just pathetic. All he has done so far is make what could be a credible and interesting tag team Jungle Boy/Luchasaurus look like clowns.
This, they currently have a great balance of being taken serious with that dash of good humour to them, this new guy adds nothing to the pairing, if anything he will them into some oddity comedy act.

How long have MLW and impact/tna been around? And how long has AEW been around? Yeah.
Tna had a pretty strong roster when they started out and they continuously have to re-vamp their roster with the amount of exits they deal with every year on top of being in shitty situation with TV deals/backing, I want aew to succeed but it's looking like a weak roster going into the beginning of their weekly TV airing with all eyes on them and many fans just looking for a reason to dismiss them as any real credible alternative to wwe.
 

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Tna had a pretty strong roster when they started out and they continuously have to re-vamp their roster with the amount of exits they deal with every year on top of being in shitty situation with TV deals/backing, I want aew to succeed but it's looking like a weak roster going into the beginning of their weekly TV airing with all eyes on them and many fans just looking for a reason to dismiss them as any real credible alternative to wwe.
Which wrestlers should AEW sign that are not currently under contract anywhere else?

AEW missed on Tenille and now Fantasma/Cuerno it seems. But it also looks like they signed Penta and Fenix to deals.

Fact of the matter is AEW is FAR from a sure thing. WWE will be around for the next 50 years in some capacity. WWE is offering big money and long term for even indie guys now just to keep them away from competition. Now you can try and shame indie guys for choosing the evil empire, but they have families and would like to own a house and WWE offers a guaranteed pay day to guys who have more than likely been living near paycheck to paycheck and at the mercy of an injury from starving.

Only non-Elite guys AEW has been able to sign are folks WWE would have no interest in, or those who have bucked working for WWE for various reasons - past bad experiences, want more freedom etc. AEW will never win a bidding war for an indie talent when there is mutual interest between WWE and the talent. Most indie talent grew up with WWE as their endgame to show they made it.

Moxley was an absolute godsend. Take him off the AEW roster now and I think they'd be in real trouble. It's a steep uphill battle and they are far from a sure thing. AAF had a lot of money backing it and lasted 4 weeks and it wasn't even direct NFL competition. AEW is like the XFL taking on the NFL, running September through January but just playing on Wednesdays and Fridays.
 
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