The AEW roster isn't done growing.
Tony Khan appeared on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio and spoke about the addition of CM Punk and the reports of Daniel Bryan being next in line to debut. The AEW Owner, however, couldn't comment on the former WWE Superstar's status, saying the following:
[Re: Bryan] "I can't answer that question. I mean, it's fair for you to ask that question, but I couldn't address that on the Observer today. But it's fair enough for you to ask it. He's one of the all-time greats."
That said, despite recently adding the likes of CM Punk, Malakai Black, 2point0, Christian Cage, and others, Khan expects to make more additions over the next handful of months.
"I'm definitely going to make multiple additions over the next four to six months," Khan said. "I think there'll be some activity in the near future. I can't specify exactly what it is and I don't think anybody would really want me to. Just like nobody would have wanted any combination of anything going into The First Dance of what it was, or how it was going to come off. But I definitely will be active and have been active signing people from day one in this company.
Recruiting talent is key to any wrestling company. It's key to any sports business, whether it's the NFL or English football or wrestling. In this case of wrestling, I think we've built as good a roster as I believe you could build in this amount of time, with so many stars, a really really great core of people that have been here from day one, and we've expanded consistently. I think the additions we've made have been a lot of smart additions and really are very well positioned now with expanding our TV and adding a third hour. This is when I really wanted to kick into full gear so to speak.
But the timing of it is perfect because going into All Out, which is definitely without a doubt going to be the biggest PPV event we've done in our history."
AEW All Out is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The show will see Kenny Omega defend his AEW Championship against Christian Cage. Additionally, CM Punk returns to the ring to face Darby Allin. Fightful will have live coverage of the event next Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. PST.
Bryan last appeared on WWE TV on April 30, losing to Roman Reigns in a match that banished him from SmackDown. On the latest episode of Rampage, CM Punk told fans to be a bit more patient when they started chanting "YES" during his promo.
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