WWE To Aggressively Sign More Indie Stars To Stop AEW?

WWE now interested in several independent stars as they look to counter AEW's arrival.

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With WWE now more open than ever to signing up the best independent talents in the game, new reports claim that Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment is currently interested in talents that the company previously turned its nose up at.

Via Dave Meltzer, WWE has begun negotiations with independent stars who they previously had zero interest in bringing into the fold.

Of course, the obvious reason for this is that Vinny Mac and Co. are looking to put a stranglehold on the industry and sign up any talent who they feel could be of benefit to All Elite Wrestling.

We’ve already heard how several top indie stars are expected to sign with WWE before the years is out, and this all comes hot on the heels of WWE officially signing EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory and longtime indie favourite Santana Garrett to developmental deals.

For any talent with offers on the table, there’s definitely a tough decision to be made nowadays. WWE is where so many of these performers will have dreamed of signing for, and the success of former indie darlings such as Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe makes a move to The E a tempting one.

On the other hand, however, there’s the hope, optimism and freedom that somewhere like AEW is looking to offer a performer.

Either way, this is the best time in years to be a professional wrestler due to there being several genuine and viable options as to where to ply your trade.

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