5 Entirely New Signings Triple H Should Bring to WWE in 2023


Since his assumption of control in WWE, Triple H has seemingly made it his mission to bring back those he feels had slipped through Vince McMahon’s net in prior releases.

Tegan Nox, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt, Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai, Hit Row, Dexter Lumis, the Good Brothers, Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Sarah Logan, Emma, and Mia Yim have all made their returns under Triple H. Furthermore, Eric Young, Chelsea Green, Matt Cardona, and Jonah have all been reported to be on the way. Even AEW stars like CM Punk, Andrade, and FTR have found themselves tipped for a potential return to the fold.

But there are only so many returning acts that can be brought in. So let’s take a look at five options on the market that would make great additions under the Game’s direction.

5. Jonathan Gresham

It remains a mystery how Tony Khan had Jonathan Gresham at his disposal and opted not to use him to his fullest. There is a genuine argument to be made that the Octopus is the greatest technical wrestler alive today, and he has an affinity with the sport’s fundamentals found in so few today.

Alas, he never had the chance to make his mark in AEW or truly cement himself in Tony Khan’s Ring of Honor. After carrying the brand for so long he fell to Claudio Castagnoli in the opening contest of TK’s second-ever ROH event. He has since asked for his release, and although it is unclear whether that was granted or not he has worked dates since his fiery confrontation with the AEW President.

If Gresham is available next year it’s hard to believe Triple H wouldn’t have an eye on him. The likes of Chad Gable, Jason Jordan, and GUNTHER have all worked to success under the King of Kings, and Gresham is cut from the same cloth as these other technical machines. He would slot very easily into SmackDown’s Intercontinental or even RAW’s US title scenes. Besides, it would offer Triple H an opportunity to prove that AEW’s loss can be WWE’s gain.

4. El Hijo Del Vikingo


The current AAA Mega Champion is perhaps the most exciting talent to come from South of the Border today. Capable of immensely stupendous stunts and silky smooth in-ring work Vikingo would be a fantastic addition to any of the roster. Leave alone the dream matches that could come with Vikingo joining a roster including the likes of Rey Mysterio, Mustafa Ali, and Ricochet.

WWE hasn’t been able to cultivate a Mexican megastar since Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero over two decades ago, and while they have the former still to rely on that can only be the case for a little while longer. Alberto Del Rio and Andrade are perhaps the two closest to the promotion has come but even then their runs in the company ended abruptly and they never truly fulfilled their potential. Likewise, Santos Escobar looks like he could be the company’s best shot but it never hurts to expand your options.

Vikingo could easily be that next star, just enough like Mysterio to have that familiar feeling with the audience but at the same time his own wrestler so he can stand apart as his own legend. In any case, any company would be blessed to have him on their roster and it could be a good move for the AAA Champion to advertise himself to a new audience.

3. The Young Bucks

What can be said about the Young Bucks that hasn’t already? They are truly one of the greatest tag teams of not only modern wrestling but also have their place in the list of all-time greats. It’s not just in the ring they have made their mark either. The pair were quintessential to the foundations laid for AEW, amassing such popularity in PWG, NJPW, and ROH, as well as their web series Being the Elite, that they could host the pivotal All-In event with Cody Rhodes.

All In, obviously, the prequel to the AEW fans recognize and love today. The Bucks have even continued since co-founding the company to serve as EVPs, although that decision isn’t always met with gratitude from certain corners of the fanbase. Reports have previously emerged that the Bucks had some form of interest in WWE, whether curiosity or desire, and it only makes sense that they would look for a move.

Despite being thus far so instrumental to the All-Elite product, they have achieved everything there is to be achieved for the pair of tag team wrestlers. With two reigns as the AEW tag champs, plus inaugurating the trios titles at All Out, what is there left for the pair to accomplish?

Perhaps like Cody 2023 will be high time for the Bucks to flee the flock, after building AEW and enjoying three stellar years with the company, they can pursue dream matches with the likes of the Usos and the New Day. Maybe they could be pivotal in building Triple H’s vision for the tag division.

2. Giulia

What cannot be argued with Triple H’s signings is the considerable focus on bolstering the women’s roster. Bringing back a core of former NXT Black and Gold stars like Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai, as well as calling up former NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai, it’s clear the Game has had a vision for the women’s aspect of his program.

But outside of the likes of Chelsea Green and maybe Deonna Purrazzo, who is there left on the market previously released from NXT? And if the topic of the day is new women’s signings, then Triple H can do far worse than looking to Japanese promotion Stardom for the next big thing. Asuka and Iyo Sky (Io Shirai) have enjoyed prominence under Triple H, with both holding the Women’s tag titles in recent months, as well as previously when they were in NXT.

Going back to the Black and Gold days fans will also remember Kairi Sane enjoyed a decent run with the Women’s title. So it’s clear to see that he has an appreciation for the talent that Stardom showcases.

In Stardom, look no further for a legitimate future star than Giulia. The winner of this year’s 5 Star GP has emerged to become one of the leading purveyors of Joshi puroresu over this past year. Whether performing silky transitions, stiff strong style wrestling or going full King’s Road suplex mode, Giulia has an affinity for the hard-hitting brand of the sport.

It feels like a matter of time before she makes her mark on a major promotion and with WWE’s women’s division undoubtedly the best on the Western Front, maybe she joins the class of Stardom exports to make the jump to Stamford, Connecticut.

1. Kenny Omega

Is there a bigger star outside of WWE that they have yet to get their hands on? Well, aside from a failed stint in Deep South Wrestling. Thus far each of DDT, NJPW, and AEW have all felt the benefit that comes with Kenny Omega. He is a certified big match specialist and is regarded as one of the best pro wrestlers on the planet today, even managing to be the Best Bout Machine while suffering from vertigo.

A former KO-D Openweight, IWGP Heavyweight, Intercontinental, United States, Junior Heavyweight, NEVER Openweight, AEW World, IMPACT World, and AAA Mega Champion. Omega’s celebrity status following his 2016 G1 Climax win helped to catapult the Elite into the spotlight that birthed AEW. Were the Cleaner to take the deal he was offered by WWE in 2018, maybe the AEW fans have become so familiar with would not exist. But after three years with the company, it doesn’t feel like there is much more for Omega to achieve.

AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, and Finn Balor are perhaps the greatest examples of why someone like Omega would be treated right in the WWE. Especially under Triple H, whom the likes of Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano have been given the main event treatment. As he heads into the Twilight of his career time is ticking for the Best Bout Machine to have a WrestleMania bout, dream matches with the likes of AJ, Rollins, and Balor await the former Bullet Club leader.

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He could feasibly hold the WWE Championship, with built-in feuds with the likes of Roman Reigns and Cody awaiting. Sell major dream matches with the likes of Brock Lesnar and Goldberg, whom he can complement in the ring. He can even slot into a role as the experienced opponent or partner for the younger talent coming through. The point being, someone of Kenny’s star power and ability would make a wonderful investment for WWE going forward, and frees the Belt Collector to hunt for the accolades at the top of the business.