It was reported on Tuesday via @WrestleVotes that AEW has reportedly made an “outstanding” offer to a “current, big-time” WWE Superstar that is “almost too good to turn down.” At the time of press, WrestleVotes didn’t elaborate exactly who it was but we may have an idea now.
While reviewing this week’s episode of SmackDown Live during the latest installment of Fightful’s post-show, Sean Ross Sapp mentioned that he asked around earlier this afternoon and was told that “current, big-time” WWE Superstar that was talking to AEW was in fact Randy Orton.
Sapp said that he doesn’t know exactly if AEW offered him a big money contract but when reached out to AEW they told him that they are not tampering with WWE’s talents or current contracts.
“Now they did not reveal the name and I know who the name is. Now before I get into this, I am not saying that this person was offered a AEW deal. I’m not saying that happened because I don’t if that happened. In fact, I asked people in AEW about this and I was told, “We are not tampering. We are not doing that. Our approach is fresh and independent is the goal for a majority of our recruitment. What you’re likely seeing is a particular agent trying to leverage more money out of WWE by possibly planting shit like this.”
“What I was told this afternoon, was that Randy Orton has been openly discussing his willingness to speak with All Elite Wrestling. “
So there you have it. Many would consider that Randy Orton to be a WWE loyalist but now with All Elite Wrestling around and making big money offers to wrestlers — you never know who could jump ship at a moments notice.
Source: Ringside News, WrestleVotes.