From Christian to Kurt Angle, Five Superstars Who Could Make a Shocking Debut at AEW Revolution

Published 03/07/2021, 7:30 AM EST


AEW Revolution will feature a huge debut from a ‘Hall of Fame worthy’ superstar. Tony Khan confirmed this news on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, while Paul Wight declared it on Dynamite. Who can this surprise superstar be, and will he live up to the hype generated by AEW?

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Will an American hero step into an AEW ring?

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On Instagram, former WWE Champion Kurt Angle teased a return to wrestling. This immediately sparked rumors that the Olympic gold medalist is the surprise debutante at Revolution.

Angle hasn’t wrestled since WrestleMania 35, and his match with Baron Corbin was a bitter disappointment. Can Kurt return to the ring and end his career on the right note?

Is Captain Charisma in search of another challenge?

Having only recently returned at the Royal Rumble, it seemed like Christian had a last WWE run left in him. His performance in the Rumble was nothing short of amazing. However, it seems like his run with the WWE has ended.

After contract talks fell through, the former World Champion is open to wrestle in any other promotion. Will he shock the world by going to AEW and reuniting with his fellow Canadian superstars Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega?

Hardy Boyz Reunion: AEW Edition

First WWE, then TNA, after that ROH and now possibly AEW. The Hardy Boyz have teamed up in the biggest promotions in the world, and we might see them in AEW as well.

Jeff Hardy’s recent loss to Sheamus on Raw might just be his last WWE appearance. He is completely directionless in WWE and might want a change in scenario for what might be the last lap of his career.

Daly’s Place becomes Suplex City

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar in action during his fight against The Undertaker at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

“Brock Lesnar goes where Brock Lesnar wants to go.” These were the words of the Beast’s advocate, Paul Heyman. The more appropriate sentence would’ve been, “Brock Lesnar goes where Brock Lesnar gets paid more.”

Despite making only a handful of appearances a year, Lesnar would get paid $12 million annually. Will WWE finally give in and shell out a massive amount for the Beast ahead of WrestleMania, or will AEW throw their hat in the ring for WWE’s biggest box office draw.

The Rainmaker comes to AEW

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 20: Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay compete in the bout during the New Japan Pro-Wrestling G1 Climax 29 at Korakuen Hall on July 20, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

When Paul Wight mentioned a superstar who is ‘Hall of Fame worthy’ will debut at AEW, Kazuchika Okada is one wrestler that crossed many fans’ minds.

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With 21 five-star matches, a 720-day reign with the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, and having main-evented at Madison Square Garden, Okada just about fits the bill.

With the Forbidden Door open, AEW will not hesitate to bring the Rainmaker to Jacksonville. Okada’s first round loss to Shingo Takagi in the New Japan Cup frees him up for a potential appearance at AEW Revolution.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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