Three months ago, WWE released a long list of wrestlers that included names like Matt Riddle, Dolph Ziggler, Mustafa Ali,
Ezekiel Elias, Dana Brooke, Top Dolla, Rick Boogs, Riddick Moss, Emma, Shelton Benjamin, Mansoor, MACE, Commander Azeez, Aliyah, and future WrestleMania main eventer Shanky.
Those wrestlers who were on a main roster deal were paid for 90 days following WWE’s decision to release them early from their contracts. That 90 day period is officially up, which means these wrestlers are now free agents who can sign with and/or appear on TV for another promotion.
Last night, Top Dolla thanked WWE while looking forward to free agency:
Meanwhile, Mustafa Ali had his own countdown to free agency going on earlier in the week:
The most interesting thing to wonder about here is which of these stars will sign with AEW, perhaps showing up as soon as this Saturday’s episode of Collision. For example, could former RETRIBUTION leader Ali now take his talents to AEW as The Devil to lead another group of masked goons?
TNA has recently teased a huge signing. Will it end up being Dolph Ziggler or Matt Riddle?
For now, all we can do is speculate as we wait to see what signing decisions are made in the coming days, weeks, and months.
Which of these wrestlers, if any, do you think will be the first to sign with AEW? Give us your predictions in the comments below, Cagesiders.