Several former WWE superstars have chosen to join All Elite Wrestling this year, including top names like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan (now Bryan Danielson). The effects of the global pandemic have also hit the sports entertainment business, so much so that it has forced WWE to fire more than 50 superstars.
The empty arenas and the subsequent crisis generated a chain reaction, only partially mitigated by the invention of the ThunderDome. The Stamford Fed tried to respond to AEW grafts with the big returns of Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
Asuka has never been associated with Tony Khan's company, but it is true that she hasn't been seen on television since last July. Interviewed by Sportskeeda these days, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo explained how WWE should take advantage of Asuka's absence to fuel the suggestion of her imminent arrival in AEW.
Vince Russo opens up on Asuka
"If I were a WWE executive, I would start leaking the rumor that Asuka would be in talks with All Elite Wrestling" - began Vince Russo. "Her absence could be the only way to exploit her minimum, think about it.
We haven't seen her in the ring for a very long time now, there is a risk that the WWE Universe will forget about it. We must start preparing the ground for the moment she returns. Following this path, the hype will skyrocket when she returns to WWE" - he added.
Russo then commented on the recent defeats of Bobby Lashley, the victim of a deep crisis since he lost the WWE Championship to Big E on September 13 on Raw. “If I can afford to make a joke, I doubt that Lashley asked WWE for more money.
Can you explain to me how it is possible that such a dominant athlete has suddenly become so beatable? When I happen to see such oddities, I always suspect that something has happened behind the scenes that we are not aware of.
It doesn't make any sense what's happening to Bobby." Despite holding the RAW Women's Championship, Charlotte Flair will be a part of the Blue brand moving forward. This brand switch came about in the first round on night one of the WWE Draft.
According to Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc., FOX specifically wanted her to move to SmackDown. The biggest question now revolves around The Queen's title status. Could Becky Lynch, the SmackDown Women's Champion, be drafted to RAW as a result?