During a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, well-known reporter Dave Meltzer was asked if some of the current WWE Superstars might consider going into All Elite Wrestling after their contracts with Vince McMahon's federation are over.
In particular, the colleague was given the names of Ricochet, Will Ospreay, Kota Ibushi, Don Callis and above all Roman Reigns. These names were mentioned because recently the well-known Canadian AEW wrestler Chris Jericho spoke about these colleagues when asked about who he would like to see on the AEW roster.
Dave Meltzer on if Roman Reigns would leave WWE
Here are Dave Meltzer's statements about it. Recalling that Roman Reigns has essentially disappeared from WWE since before WrestleMania 36, mainly for reasons of caution and precaution related to the health emergency that is severely affecting the world: "Roman Reigns is not going to AEW and he definitely won't be going to.
short term. Generally I have to say that almost all WWE wrestlers were called by people from AEW who wanted to find out if they might be interested in a change or if they were interested in something. Roman Reigns is central to WWE's plans and I can confidently say he will not go anywhere outside of Stamford's company.
I can say that Edge and Randy Orton were also contacted by AEW, but in the end these wrestlers preferred to stay in WWE. I think Ricochet could have some advantages in moving to AEW, but these are choices he will make in the future, the expiry of his contract is not very close.
Ospreay, on the other hand, is under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling and Chris Jericho and Tony Khan should be the ones to convince him, but he totally loves Japan and in case he wouldn't stay in the United States for long.
Different situation for Ibushi and Don Callis: the former can really leave New Japan to join AEW, while the latter is doing well as an Impact Wrestling executive and I don't think he will leave anytime soon." Meltzer noted that Ospreay is under contract to New Japan and it would be up to Tony Khan and Harold Meij to make a deal and Jericho really wants to bring Ospreay in.
Ospreay really likes Japan and doesn’t want to work much in the United States so even if a deal is made at some point, he probably won’t be working much in the States. Ibushi could work shows for AEW if a deal is worked out with New Japan.