AEW Champion Kenny Omega expects more wrestlers to make the jump from WWE to AEW as he reckons the vast majority of WWE Superstars want to be All Elite.
All Elite Wrestling has seen a swathe of former WWE Superstars join its ranks in recent months. Christian Cage, Mark Henry, and Paul Wight all came to the company in the spring with only Henry yet to compete in an AEW ring. They were followed in the summer by Andrade El Idolo and Malakai Black before the blockbuster arrivals of CM Punk, Adam Cole, Ruby Soho, and Bryan Danielson.
They all joined a roster that was already sprinkled with ex-WWE stars including Jon Moxley, FTR, Miro, and the first-ever AEW Champion Chris Jericho.
In an interview with Tokyo Sports, the former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega gave his take on the different approaches to professional wrestling taken between AEW and WWE:
“It’s all about taking a different approach to wrestling, and the fact that the wrestlers are very good. Fortunately, the fans understood [AEW]. And to put it a step further, the wrestlers who were actually performing in WWE began to think, ‘I would like to do this kind of professional wrestling again.’ [Jon] Moxley, CM Punk, and Daniel Bryan all came here in search of what professional wrestling should be.”
As far as if Kenny Omega thinks more WWE Superstars will make the move to the Jacksonville-based company, the AEW World Champion is in no doubt:
“Absolutely, more will come out in the future. I think about 90% of wrestlers in WWE want to be in AEW.”
At AEW Grand Slam in Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York City, Kenny Omega went one-on-one in a dream match with Bryan Danielson. The two stars both lasted the thirty-minute time limit resulting in a draw. This was Omega’s first time-limit draw since he went a full hour with Kazuchika Okada at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Dominion in 2017.