10 Wrestling Legends AEW SHOULD Sign
All Elite Wrestling has been putting on some of the greatest wrestling shows since their inception at Double or Nothing and their eventual debut Dynamite episode on TNT that same year. A lot of this has to come down to the men and women working backstage, helping talent behind the scenes put together matches, and showing inexperienced independent stars how to work on national television.
AEW has a great staff of legends on and off-screen from Billy Gunn, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Taz, Paul Wight, Sting, and the most recently signed Hall of Famer Mark Henry. Legends still have a place in the business from managers, commentators, producers, or sometimes one last run in the ring.
As AEW continues to breed one of the greatest wrestling rosters we’ve seen in the business, here are 10 more legends they should consider adding to payroll.
10. ROB VAN DAM
Surprisingly RVD is still an active competitor, although he hasn’t wrestled a match since his last IMPACT Wrestling stint against Sami Callihan. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2021 but hasn’t yet officially retired.
Rob has genuinely not lost a step in the ring at the age of 50 years old and promoting his retirement match on a stacked episode of Dynamite or on a PPV should boost ratings for the show. A final match against someone who equally has athletic i.e. Kenny Omega would be a great choice as he has the athletic ability and name value to make an RVD retirement match feel as important as it should be.
Imagine Omega using Rob’s five-star frog splash to finish him off as the crowd erupts in boos. RVD has been at the pinnacle at every major American promotion so ending his career on top once again would be fitting.