Predicting the Next Current and Former WWE Superstars to Make AEW Jump

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WrestlingINC 29 August, 2021 - 11:10am

Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan) has been away from television for several months, but that will change soon as he’s preparing for his AEW debut.

The former WWE Champion will have a new look when fans see him next on television as Brie Bella recently shared photos with her husband. He has a new hairstyle as he has a ponytail with the sides of his hair cut short. Bryan has been keeping a low profile since his exit from WWE.

Earlier this year,  Danielson opted not to renew his contract with WWE and he was written off TV after losing a career vs. title match to Universal Champion Roman Reigns on the April 30th edition of SmackDown.

Danielson is believed to have signed a deal with AEW and is expected to make his debut sometime within the next few weeks. On this week’s AEW Dynamite, CM Punk outright confirmed that Danielson is on his way but fans would need to be patient for a little bit longer.

Check out the photos of Danielson’s new look below.

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5 WWE and AEW stars who CM Punk has never wrestled before

Sportskeeda 29 August, 2021 - 11:10am

After watching wrestling legend CM Punk make his triumphant return after over seven years away from the sport, fans have turned their attention to which current and former WWE Superstars will be the next to sign a contract with All Elite Wrestling.

Speculation has run rampant since huge names like Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman and Mickie James were released by WWE, but AEW will undoubtedly be looking to bolster its roster as the company recently added another TV show, Rampage, on Friday nights.

Here are the current and former WWE Superstars predicted to make the jump to AEW in the coming months.

Bryan is arguably the best technical wrestler in the world, and his knowledge of the ring makes him beloved by nearly all wrestling fans, trolls aside. After adding Punk to the roster, AEW signing Bryan would be another major coup guaranteed to bring in lapsed fans.

The wrestling world was blessed to learn that Bryan was able to return after a concussion-related retirement a few years ago, and the Superstar was able to reach the world title scene again, creating one of the most unbearable heel characters in recent memory.

No matter which role he takes in AEW—likely debuting as a good guy before slowly transitioning into a heel—Bryan will be one of the most popular wrestlers on Dynamite and Rampage, thus giving the company another major piece in its effort to compete with WWE.

Punk said we should all be a little patient, and we just may get what we need.

One of the most talented all-around Superstars in WWE is Sami Zayn, but the stop-and-go nature of his pushes on the main roster have cut any of the momentum he has created off at the knees.

If Zayn wants to be appreciated for the top heel he has become, he should wait until his contract ends—reportedly expires in fall 2021—and make the transition to AEW, where he would be put in a better position to succeed.

As El Generico, Zayn was a star on the independent wrestling scene with some of the top names in AEW, so there is already a built-in relationship with several executive vice presidents within the company.

If Zayn is dissatisfied by the lack of direction and dedication to his character in recent years, there is an alternative option out there. With AEW looking for top heels, Zayn would be a welcomed addition to Dynamite and Rampage and become one of the most enjoyable people on TV again.

Since being released by WWE, Ruby Soho has been producing several entertaining videos on social media, casting herself as The Runaway. The talented performer has done more to showcase her personality in recent weeks than WWE did in years.

If AEW wants to bolster its women's division, the company must add Soho.

During her time with WWE, Soho formed the Riott Squad, a group that garnered support from the fans but did not receive enough from the creative team. In the short time since she was a free agent, Soho has done a great job building her mystique.

With a Lucha Underground-style series of videos hyping her Runaway character, Soho has the chance to walk into AEW and instantly become the most must-see athlete in the women's division.

Britt Baker can be smug, but she'll need to get serious when Soho shows up.

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CM Punk set an AEW record after debut on Rampage

Sportskeeda 29 August, 2021 - 11:10am

According to a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, CM Punk's "I Was There" T-Shirt broke the all-time single event merchandise record for AEW.

The report suggested that AEW had already marketed the new T-shirt on Pro Wrestling Tees prior to Punk's debut.

In less than 72 hrs, @CMPunk has the highest selling design ever on https://t.co/FhcfxY9Whc. This record was previously held by the Bone Soldier Bullet Club shirt for the last 7 years..... pic.twitter.com/RVHEYJ5bFH

WON also reported that the merchandise lines were incredibly long for CM Punk and several fans instead chose to give up on buying merch rather than wait in line.

However, AEW set a record with more than $200,000 worth of merchandise being sold. While the record in itself is huge for AEW, it wasn't on the level of WWE WrestleMania or a major New Japan Pro Wrestling show.

The former WWE Champion's return was quite historical and took the entire internet and pro wrestling fandom by a storm. Having made his return in Chicago, CM Punk will also be marking his in-ring debut in front of his hometown crowd.

CM punk will face Darby Allin in what will be his first match in 7 years. The former WWE Superstar will aim for a major victory over the former TNT Champion on September 5th.

Are you excited for CM punk's match against Darby Allin? What do you think about his return? Let us know in the comments below.

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PHOTO: CM Punk Buys The Entire Pro Wrestling Tees Crew Some Pizza

eWrestlingNews 29 August, 2021 - 11:10am

For those who may have missed it, CM Punk’s new t-shirt caused the site’s servers to crash.

Punk also bought the 15,000+ fans who were in attendance at the United Center in Chicago, IL for AEW Rampage last week ice cream bars. The company behind the ice cream, “Pretty Cool Ice Cream”, took to Instagram to reveal that CM Punk personally wrote a check to the company and it was not a publicity stunt.

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Pretty soon WWE will have NXT Japan also, I bet. Well, maybe not, but it wouldn't be a terrible idea. Keep certain rosters in different countries with the "WWE" name attached to it.

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