AEW have one of the most impressive rosters in wrestling history, even with the loss of CM Punk, in September 2023.
The company boasts some of the top talents in the world, including Bryan Danielson, Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho, to name but a few of their main event wrestlers.
However, Tony Khan is always on the lookout for new wrestlers to sign for his promotion, and that is just what he will do in 2024.
There are a number of wrestlers who will become free agents in 2024 who would be a perfect fit for AEW, and add a huge amount to their already impressive roster.
In this article, we’ll look at some of the hottest free agents in wrestling today, who could be the next big signings for AEW in 2024.
With the best wrestler in the world admitting live on your TV show that his contract is up at the beginning of next year, there’s nothing else to do but sign Will Ospreay to a deal.
Will Ospreay did just that on the Dynamite before All In, preparing the world for a bidding war for the English star that could see him swap Japan for America come 2024.
The British Ace has long been considered the best worker in the world, having put on three six-star matches in 2023 alone.
AEW need to make Will Ospreay their number one signing if they want to build on their incredible showing at Wembley Stadium earlier this year, and plug the gap made by them firing CM Punk in September.
With his contract coming to an end in 2024, AEW need to make MJF one of their biggest priorities when it comes to signings in 2024.
The AEW Champions has made it clear that he will be exploring his options at the start of next year, with WWE and AEW both vying for his signature.
MJF has claimed that he will pick the biggest contract when his deal is up, so Tony Khan will need to cough up millions of dollars to stop WWE snatching away AEW’s World Heavyweight Champion.
Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre’s WWE contract is to expire in December 2023, making him the prime candidate to sign for AEW in 2024.
He will be the biggest free agent in wrestling since Cody Rhodes in 2022. The Scot is a two-time WWE Champion, and a WrestleMania main eventer – beating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36.
He has reportedly grown unhappy with his spot in the WWE, and could look toward AEW when his deal expires.
Drew McIntyre would fit right in with AEW if he does sign, and Tony Khan would be an idiot not to throw money at McIntyre in January 2024.
The former Zack Ryder has become the top name on the independent scene, and could be a huge signing for AEW in 2024.
Matt Cardona is making more money than ever as a WWE-style babyface on the indies, although that character makes him the most hated man on every show he is on.
His gimmick would work well in AEW, with fans loving to hate his meta-style character. Matt Cardona could become a main event wrestler in AEW, if given the chance WWE never gave him.
With their recent run as tag team champions in the UK and with Impact Wrestling, Subculture are without a doubt one of the top free agent tag teams in wrestling.
The trio, which include former NXT UK Tag Team Champions Flash Morgan Webster and Mark Andrews, will be on the radar of all the top companies in 2024, including AEW and NJPW.
The Welsh duo would be the first wrestlers from Wales to sign for the company, helping bring a new market to the company from across the Severn Bridge.
After being spotted numerous times in the crowd during AEW’s All In show at Wembley Stadium, it seems a forgone conclusion that Mercedes Mone will be the next big free agent to sign for AEW.
The former WWE star would have likely already joined the company, had she not suffered a broken ankle during a match with Willow Nightingale.
Mercedes Mone will be a much-needed shot in the arm for the AEW Women’s Division, with the former “Sasha Banks” being the biggest star AEW could sign in 2024 since Saraya joined the company one year ago.
A Saraya vs Mercedes Mone AEW Women’s Championship match could do a lot to help sell another 80,000 seats for AEW All In 2024.
Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.