With Adam Cole's contract with WWE set to expire this Friday, rumors about his eventual whereabouts have been floating around, making him once again among the top talked about wrestlers in the industry. Thanks to a few hints and teases left by the AEW roster, and Cole himself, there may now be legitimate reason to believe he will be AEW's next biggest signee.
Also, before we move forward with the list, please note that this is NOT necessarily ranked in order and with that in mind there is plenty to be hopeful about to see if this does actually come to fruition. So, from a Bullet Club revival in AEW, to The Young Bucks and more tag team glory there is much to be expected and excited about even if it's still a fantasy at this point. So, without further ado, here is the list..
When CM Punk made his AEW debut, it was made apparent Friday Night on Rampage, that WWE was going to have to answer with their own surprise and indeed answer with their own surprise, they did.
The Beast Incarnate's return to WWE Saturday night was nothing other than Vince McMahon's desperate plea to answer the competition, and if you think it was just a coincidence, you may think again. It's evident that Tony Khan genuinely cares about the fans and is invested in giving them the best wrestling product as a performing art, and not just from an entertainment perspective. Vince is content on just giving a theatre production and more than likely he only did what he had to in order to keep the weekend buzz about WWE and SummerSlam and not for the sake of wrestling in the ring as an art, or the fans.
The Champ Is Back!
With his surprise return at Money in the Bank, John Cena is set to take on the tribal chief at WWE’s marquee event of the summer.
Reigns has been booked as an unstoppable force since his return at SummerSlam 2020 with phenomenal in-ring work and promos. However, do not be surprised if WWE has Cena dethrone him to become a record setting 17-time WWE World Champion.
In past promotions, a returning veteran facing off against the current face of the company would be a guaranteed loss for the vet, but WWE has shown they are content betting on aging and part-time stars.
As exciting as a Cena victory would be, Reigns cannot lose the title until later in the year. And when he does, Big E has to be the one to do it.
Bray Wyatt. The Fiend. Husky Harris. Whatever you wish to call this creative genius…
He’s been released.
How Vince McMahon and WWE creative dropped the ball on this boggles my mind. They did this not only once but TWICE!
After debuting on Raw alongside Luke Harper (RIP Brodie Lee) and Erick Rowan, Wyatt took the entire wrestling world by storm. Utilizing his kiss of death, Sister Abigail, Wyatt went on to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and headline WrestleMania against the likes of John Cena and Randy Orton.