Jim Ross Says AEW Must Prioritise Signing THIS Released WWE Star
Time for Tony Khan to open his wallet?
AEW play-by-play announcer Jim Ross believes the promotion should make signing Rusev a top priority following the former WWE United States Champion's release last week.
Speaking on a special episode of Grilling JR with Conrad Thompson, Ross said that if he was in charge of AEW's talent acquisitions, Rusev would be the released WWE star he'd consider signing before anyone else.
"I think that Rusev is the kind of guy you can bring in and he'd be a great contender for any title," said JR. "Would I like to see a Jon Moxley vs. Rusev match? Of course I would. I'm a wrestling fan, why wouldn't I? To me, he would be my top priority."
Ross also stated that this was something he hadn't discussed with high-level AEW management yet but wasn't shy of heaping immense praise on Rusev, saying WWE "missed on him," and that he was capable of "having some major pay-per-view main events with top talents in our company. Anyone would be smart to hire him."
It's hard to imagine many people disagreeing with the legend here. Times may be tough and revenues may be down, but one would fancy that if AEW was to sign anyone during this mess, it'd be Rusev.