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WWE Planning HUGE AEW Talent Raid?

Jade Cargill might not be the only wrestler to jump from AEW to WWE...

Contract renewal season is fast approaching in professional wrestling - and it sounds like WWE may be plotting a talent raid of AEW.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that several AEW wrestlers are currently working on contracts due to expire at the end of the year. WWE will attempt to sign the "key ones", there is currently no word on who, exactly, this refers to.

WWE's plans for Jade Cargill are important in this equation. According to Dave Meltzer, the former AEW TBS Champion will not be the last person to jump between companies, suggesting that the current wave will continue.

Jade Cargill's WWE signing was confirmed last month. CM Punk has been intensely linked with WWE throughout 2023, particularly since becoming a free agent in September, while Ricky Starks is another name that comes up in online scuttlebutt often, partially on account of his strong ties to high-profile AEW-to-WWE ship-jumper Cody Rhodes.

MJF's situation remains unclear. WhatCulture exclusively reported in February that the current AEW World Champion did not sign a contract extension upon agreeing new terms in 2022, though the situation may have changed since then. Currently, the 'Bidding War of 2024' is still on.


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