The 40 Wrestlers Under Contract With AEW

There's more to this Elite talent pool then Kenny, Cody, and the Bucks...

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All Elite Wrestling is still very much a work-in-progress.

Unless you count ALL IN, the promotion are yet to hold a single event, don't have a concrete TV deal, and only have a handful of live dates announced. Their success is far from guaranteed, despite the Khan family's billionaire backing, and while the likes of Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega are among the sharpest minds in the business, history suggests they are treading a long, hard road.

Regardless, the promotion's genesis has made professional wrestling more interesting in 2019 than it has been for the best part of two decades, and much of that comes from their role in the ongoing free agent talent grab.

Last week saw Cody make the claim that All Elite Wrestling already had more than 40 individual wrestlers under contract. That sounds like a stretch, but it isn't. This roster grows bigger by the week, and while it could be argued that they need some more pre-established stars if they're to hit the ground running whenever they secure a TV deal, their primary goal will be making headliners of the talented men and women within...

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