Independent & Smaller Company Based Wrestlers
Johnny Mundo - Great athlete, plays solid characters, and is someone that casual viewers could recognize.
Marty Scurll - A total given, but I love everything about Marty, probably my favorite of the BTE crew. If he wants to bring Villain Enterprises with him, I wouldn't be opposed.
Stu Bennett - The former Wade Barrett is a 10/10 talker and character, and a very solid wrestler. He has stayed quiet since leaving WWE, now's the time to make a comeback.
Dalton Castle - Dalton is one of my favorite characters in the business. His antics with the Boys are fun TV, and the guy is a great wrestler. He's cooled off in recent years, and maybe a change of scenery is what he needs.
Tenille Dashwood - I loved her as Emma, and I would love to see her get a bigger platform like AEW. Seeing her in the Battle Royal, I think we have a chance.
Brian Cage - The guy is a machine, and AEW doesn't really have any truly big guys on the roster, other than Luchasaurus and Evil Uno. He would fill an empty void. He was also at the AEW pre-show party, soooo who knows.
Tessa Blanchard - There's so much hype around her right now, it's almost a no brainer as long as they could work out a deal with Impact.
WWE/NJPW Wrestlers I'd Like to Jump Ship (I can go on and on with these, so I'll TRY to limit myself)
Cesaro - Cesaro will never main event in WWE. AEW is a fresh start for one of the best there is in the ring.
The Revival - IMO the best tag team in the world. They really haven't shown what they're capable of since getting called up, and I think they would thrive in a company that really does care about tag team wrestling
Asuka - Has to be one of the top 5 womens wrestlers in the world, but she's become a total afterthought in WWE. If she comes to AEW, she might be the person they build their division around. Also, Asuka vs Shida? PLEASE!
Tyler Breeze - Him being one of my favorites, I'm a little bias here, but it look's like Tyler has reached his glass ceiling in WWE. He's so young, he has a full career ahead of him and I think he might honestly be better off jumping ship to AEW. We'll see what NXT looks like once they get their TV deal, but I really think he could be a bigger deal than he is.
Rusev & Aiden English - Rusev Day was such a hot act, if they could just pick up where they were in AEW I'd be thrilled. The name would have to get tweaked obviously, but these guys would be a great addition to the roster.
Luke Harper - Amazing talent, free the man and let him do great things in AEW.
Jack Gallagher - He's been stuck on 205 for so long, and I feel like other crusiers have come in and overshadowed him now time and time again. He was one of the few cruiserweights who actually got over with the RAW & PPV crowds, and I think he would gel really well with guys like MJF in AEW.
Zack Sabre Jr - Zack's one of the best in the world. Do I think he'll jump ship right now? Prob's not, but God damn I would love to see him on AEW TV. We also don't really have anyone to fill the "submission specialist" role in AEW right now.
Kota Ibushi - I'd be most interested in Kota due to story reasons. With Kenny losing his mind, Kota appearing and not knowing what the hell was going on would add a really interesting dynamic. An eventual feud between the two would be amazing as well.