Eric Bischoff Says Recent WWE Releases Have Potential To Be Signed By AEW; Praises Heath Slater

Eric Bischoff has high hopes for the talent released by WWE on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

A little over a month out from a day where multiple Superstars were cut by WWE in the name of cost-effectiveness due to the coronavirus pandemic, many are still awaiting the future of these names that were cut.

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Recently, former WWE SmackDown Executive Director, Eric Bischoff spoke on After 83 Weeks as to who he thinks, from the list of recently released talents, could be a valuable commodity to other fledgling promotions.

“No, I think any of them could. They all have the potential. Look, they were with the greatest show on earth. I mean, there is nothing bigger in this industry than WWE and many of them had a long tenure there. So they've obviously learned a lot,” Eric began. “They've got great talent. They've got tons of potential. They're established characters. They have a certain brand equity, which means any or all of them could easily end up somewhere. I think a few of the guys probably have a little bit more of an edge than others. Guys who have been used most recently at a high level, like Eric Rowan, for example, Rusev is another example. There are others.”

He continued, “Heath Slater, I think, is a guy that can probably end up wherever he wants and so are other talents that got let go. I wouldn't be surprised to see any of them show up on AEW, or Ring of Honor, or IMPACT, or NWA. So, they've all got the same potential. They've all got potential, some a little bit more than others just because they've been used more recently at a higher level.”

To see a full list of names cut on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, click here.

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