5 Legends To Leave AEW & Return To WWE

5 Legends To Leave AEW & Return To WWE AEW, WWE

The first few years of AEW’s existence saw a litany of WWE stars both past and present put pen to paper with Tony Khan’s company.

In recent times however, as WWE’s product has improved and talent/staff morale reportedly continues to be high, the company has become a more appealing prospect with some ex-WWE names who moved to AEW now finding their way back.

While the immediate examples are of course Cody Rhodes and CM Punk, a more unsung case was William Regal, who departed his AEW contract early to return to work backstage in WWE and under Triple H.

So, could we soon see other AEW legends follow suit? As contracts run down and rumors swirl, here are 5 AEW legends who could return to WWE in the near future.

5. Mark Henry

AEW coach Mark Henry

The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry has been a versatile figure in the company since joining at Double or Nothing 2021, doing his part as a coach, on-screen interviewer, commentator and more.

While Henry’s experience would have been invaluable to Tony Khan’s young company and its talent, the WWE Hall of Famer’s long-term future is currently in doubt as his AEW contract is reportedly set to expire at some point in the closing weeks of May.

It’s currently unclear whether Henry will be re-signed or whether his future will lie elsewhere.

Should the former World Heavyweight Champion and AEW part ways however, it’s certainly not difficult to imagine that WWE would be interested in bringing him back to the company in one way or another.

While it’s unlikely we see Henry lace up his boots again, he could easily slot in behind-the-scenes in WWE – much like he has in AEW.

Even if it’s just a legend’s contract, it’d be a crying shame if WWE didn’t rekindle their relationship with the Silsbee, Texas native should he become a free agent.

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2 months ago by Jamie Toolan


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