Are More AEW Talents Heading To WWE?

Last year saw a pair of very big stars head from one company to the other (and vice versa), but are more AEW talents heading to WWE?

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Last year saw a pair of very big stars head from one company to the other (and vice versa), but are more AEW talents heading to WWE?

According to one wrestling pundit, yes indeed there are.

To be honest, when Triple H first took over creative control back in late 2022, there was a buzz.

Specifically, many expected that he would “right the wrong” done to him and his NXT talents.

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During a generally not needed, but wanted, cutting of talent, many released Superstars were known to be “Triple H’s people”.

This was a reference to talent brought in to NXT while Hunter was running the black and gold brand.

Not coincidentally, this was also a period of time where NXT TakeOver specials were consistently beating the quality of any main roster PLE offering.

So while we’ve seen talents jump from AEW to WWE in the name of Jade Cargill, we’ve also seen returns.

CM Punk returned after a decade. He had a rough run of things in AEW, and it makes you wonder how the younger promotion could have screwed him up so bad.

William Regal also returned, though we await what might be in store for him.

Andrade became the latest, arriving finally for the 2024 Royal Rumble.

So, who could be next?

Are More AEW Talents Heading To WWE?

According to remarks from the Wrestling Observer, people within AEW are of the belief that Buddy Murphy and Malakai Black are heading back to WWE as soon as they are able to do so.

Murphy would not be a shock, if only because his fiance is the current women’s champion on RAW (the one and only Rhea Ripley). You can check out how she’s fared by perusing our RAW results.

As for Malakai Black, there was a belief that AEW had actually released him over a year ago. The former NXT Champion had seemingly said his goodbyes and was gone.

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Except, he mostly just got a bit of a mental break, and Tony Khan came out and basically said he was not going to release talents for any reason.

Unless they are Regal, that is.

This came up again due to a recent cage match involving the House of Black. The group have earned a reputation for not doing the job, leading to a change in the stipulation.

It seems as though the group may be doing what they can to make things unpleasant in AEW, in the hopes that perhaps Khan changes his mind and just cuts them loose.

Then again, he did that with Punk, and as soon as the man could, he landed in WWE and has done the type of business AEW had hoped for.

So…Tony may not want to endure more of that. But, it seems likely that we will see more AEW talents heading to WWE in 2024.

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