By - timebreakerlynch
They're saving Taven to win the world title for their eventual NJPW supershow. That has worked well in the past.
Not every appearance backstage will equal a signing but it's cool to speculate if one could be a signing. In any sense, ROH pool of free agents should be a solid ground to pluck from for TK. Even if another WWE release wave happens, the ROH free agents will be front burner unless a major name is available from that specific list. All in all, TK has a good eye for wrestling talent and will let the talent make the last decision on when they want to sign if interested.
Womennnn i want tony to sign women. I'm not one to complain about a huge roster, but like there are plenty of top tier men in AEW already. I'd rather see the womens division double in size.
Which women are tearing it up in ROH? The only one I know is there is Chelsea Green.
Trish Adora and Willow Nightingale who were on Elevation recently
Max the Impaler started working with them right before they folded too
They need to sign Rok-C. Current ROH champion, just turned 20 (!) in November. I haven't seen her wrestle a lot, but I reckon they don't call her "the prodigy" for nothing. Perfect woman to build a division around in the future.
Is Green signed with Impact or NWA? She frequents both companies.
There wasn’t a female in ROH I found interesting. I’d like to see Ember Moon though.
I want Jonathan Gresham and Baron Black's Terminus to be associated with AEW somehow. Great to see Gresham work some shows, like for the TNT title, and maybe AEW give them a plug.
The Octopus is GREAT. I’d love to see more of the modern technical masterminds in AEW.
Maybe they were just backstage to visit friends. Not everyone who is backstage at AEW is going to get signed.
Your absolutely right not everyone who is backstage is signing however when your a free agent who is available your going to be speculated as a new possible signee especially when a big event is hinting towards new signings
Gresham is a no brainer. Taven is good if used right, and generally AEW uses people right.
I generally love the Briscoes in-ring work but I get that there's some baggage there.
I think ROH debuts at Winter is Coming make a lot of sense. Final Battle is on 12/11 and Winter is Coming is 12/15. ROH wrestlers at that point have will no longer be ROH wrestlers.
> I think ROH debuts at Winter is Coming make a lot of sense. Final Battle is on 12/11 and Winter is Coming is 12/15. ROH wrestlers at that point have will no longer be ROH wrestlers.
technically aren't they all under contract until the end of the year according to the initial reports with some people being around until march? (that being said, it's hard to imagine ROH blocking them)
I think ROH has been happy to grant releases early, like they did with Jay Lethal, so I think that's a distinction without a difference
I think Jay got out early so he could make sure he got himself a nice spot in the company before anyone else.
That would be very Jay Smart of him.
They should just sign OGK together. AEW could really use another high profile tag team aside from the Briscoes cause it’s not certain they’ll even sign a long term deal anyways.
> They should just sign OGK together. AEW could really use another high profile tag team aside from the Briscoes cause it’s not certain they’ll even sign a long term deal anyways.
they should bring in the bouncers too. milonas is great, and aew doesn't have very many big guys. (i'm actually surprised they don't use bear country more)
anyone on this earth except matt taven, please.
Whats wrong with him. Ive never seen him wrestle. Just curious.
no charisma, mediocre in ring, has nothing to set him apart at all and him winning the belt at the NJPW super show was some of the worst booking, not his fault but it definitely didnt help him. Similar to a Scorpio Skye, not a bad wrestler but the IT factor just is not there
I wouldn't hate to see another top tag team in the mix.
I know there are some issues with the briscoes tho
Roh invasion angle let's fuckin goooook
Lets get The Influencer Brian Zane on Dark commentary!
I am NOT a Taven fan at all. I’d rather they not sign that “Melvin.”
Who is Matt Taven?
Wrestled a lot in Mexico and ROH and Mexico. Won the ROH world title In 2019 at the G1 and a lot of people said it hurt the company in terms of draws.
But the G1 card was a nightmare for ROH, their booking was bad. And they didn’t notify talents of the Enzo and Cass run in which took away from the tag title match. Kenny King ( who probably shouldn’t have won a battle royal because it could have pushed a younger guy) hid outside the ring and eliminated Liger as he was celebrating.
Looked like ROH put a lot of eggs in the Marty Scurll basket and then he got named in the speaking out.
Plus AEW started around the same time and a lot of the ROH roster joined AEW.