Impact Wrestling should look at grabbing these five current free agents.
WWE has been doing cuts at an alarming rate the last two years. Once a talent is released, fans immediately begin fantasy booking a talent’s debut in AEW. Yes, many have made the jump like Ruby Soho, Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson and Andrade. AEW can’t get everyone, so some should make the jump instead to AEW. Here are five talents released by WWE who would thrive in Impact Wrestling.
This one seems to be the most likely to occur of any on this list. Strowman is in talks with Impact and has teased being part of the company (h/t WrestlingInc). The addition of the big man would give Impact a monster not seen on their roster since Brian Cage or Bobby Lashley. He can be a main event monster and wouldn’t be out of place as a future Impact World Champion. If they needed someone to build as a monster in the division who could dethrone Christian, Strowman should be the guy.
Buddy Matthews (Buddy Murphy)
One of the best technicians that WWE released, the former Buddy Murphy would be a great addition to Impact’s roster. Many would think he slides into the X Division and has great midcard matches, but his potential is even greater than that. If given the right gimmick or mouthpiece, Matthews could be Impact World Champion. He looks like he hasn’t missed a single workout since being released.
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The IInspiration (The IIconics)
Impact has a Knockouts Tag Team division. Of course they should look into getting one of the most entertaining women’s duos ever. Jessie McKay (Billie Kay) and Cassie Lee (Peyton Royce) have made it clear they want to return as a duo, now going by The IInspiration. Impact is rumored to have an interest in the duo, making this move a strong possibility (h/t Cultaholic). Have them fill out the talented Knockouts division alongside Deonna Purrazzo, Havok, Rosemary, and Chelsea Green.
Many are calling for Wyatt to join AEW, and that’s fair. Rumors are swirling that if he does sign with AEW, he’d debut on the September 29th Dynamite from Rochester, New York (h/t BleacherReport). He’d debut in the hometown of Brodie Lee, Wyatt’s friend and the former leader of The Dark Order. It’s not a sure thing that he signs with AEW, and he would have a bigger role if he signed in Impact Wrestling.
Impact has shown they’re willing to see wild ideas through with 100 percent commitment (like Broken Matt Hardy). If he went to Impact, Wyatt would be a World Championship favorite immediately. Should Wyatt want to be a top guy, Impact is the place to go over AEW. In All Elite Wrestling, he may get lost in the shuffle. With Impact, Wyatt would have a chance to create a character that matches his wild imagination.