Professional wrestling's free agents' list has taken a pounding 2019, with major promotions hoovering wrestlers up at an unprecedented rate, leaving little star power for the independents to play with.
January and February were insane, with WWE, AEW, NJPW, and, on a smaller scale, MLW and Impact Wrestling tripping over each other to bolster their rosters. Things have calmed down now, but not to a complete halt. Although Dave Meltzer has reported that AEW were only looking to recruit finite wrestlers, Tony Khan's chequebook will open for the right men and women, and it's hard to see WWE abandoning their "gotta catch 'em all" approach anytime soon either.
Surface-level analysis suggests there are few game-changers left on the table. This is true to an extent, though fewer would be a more accurate description. The pool will restock itself in time (it always does), and while WWE, AEW, and co. have signed most of the big names, there's still value on the open market.
Enzo Amore and Big Cass (sorry, nZo and caZXL) head our list of notable exceptions. They're a colder product than Doritos 3D following their one-and-done ROH run, but the names within could be great additions for most promotions...
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