In a recent conversation about All Elite Wrestling's (AEW) hiring tendencies, WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T, offered some insightful observations. With AEW rapidly ascending in the professional wrestling world, many have taken note of their unique approach to building their roster.
Booker T highlighted this, saying, “AEW’s strategy seems dual-faceted. On one hand, they show a keen interest in bringing in seasoned professionals – the veterans of the wrestling world. On the other, they're also making a concerted effort to sign indie talents, blending experience with fresh vigor”.
This blend, according to Booker T, offers a diverse "melting pot" of talent, which could be instrumental in AEW's sustained growth. The inclusion of older, more experienced wrestlers isn’t just about the brand image but also about the wealth of knowledge and expertise they bring.
"These older professionals provide invaluable veteran experience," he added. Addressing the speculation around Becky Lynch’s potential journey with AEW, Booker T commented, “With the diverse talent pool at AEW, Becky Lynch would indeed face challenges.
But they're the kind that can lead to unforgettable matches and storylines”.
Danielson's Personal Pivot
Switching gears to Bryan Danielson, formerly known as Daniel Bryan in WWE, Booker T delved into the star's recent inclination to scale back his wrestling schedule.
“Bryan appears to be in a place where he’s content with his wrestling achievements and is now reflecting on what the future holds,” remarked Booker T. Drawing parallels from his own life, he added, “Many wrestlers, including myself, sometimes lament the moments missed with family due to the rigors of the road.
Bryan's focus seems to be shifting toward his family, ensuring he's present for them, especially if children are in the picture." In the demanding world of professional wrestling, balancing personal life and professional commitments can be challenging.
As many superstars move through different phases in their careers, the dynamics of the wrestling landscape continue to evolve. With AEW's unique roster-building approach and stars like Bryan Danielson contemplating a reduced wrestling schedule, the industry is on the cusp of another transformative phase.