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Ups & Downs For Every AEW Roster Member

An in-depth assessment of every AEW wrestler, from Moxley and Jericho to Baker and Shida.

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Essential to any professional wrestling promotion's prosperity is presenting their stars and would-be-stars as the best possible versions of themselves, hiding any weaknesses that cannot be ironed out while accentuating their strengths.

AEW have excelled at this. Few on its roster have ever felt miscast or misplaced, and when they have, Tony Khan and his team's course correction has been swift (see: babyface Britt Baker, the original Dark Order). Putting aside subjective biases, it is difficult to objectively say that anyone is being minimised in the way, say, Chad Gable has over the past few years. AEW tailors its roles to the wrestlers; WWE tries to tailor the wrestlers to its roles with no regard for strengths or weaknesses, forcing performers into misshapen boxed designed by an overstuffed "creative" team.

Bottom line? AEW wrestlers hit more highs than lows because this is what their environment facilitates. Still, no human being is infallible, and even the all-time greats find their faces in the muck sometimes.

Found within are assessments of the single greatest high and worst low of every wrestler currently listed on the official AEW roster page. Tag teams are listed together where it is impossible to credibly separate the two members' fortunes, though some are split.

Let's light the fuse...

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WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A fan since 1992, still geeking out for everything from WeeLC to mid '80s Jim Crockett Promotions. Give him a follow @andyhmurray. You'll have a great time. Maybe.