Sapp, however, claims that all is not as it seems and that Orton is merely willing to speak with AEW, and may very well be using the existence of AEW to leverage negotiations with WWE.
Following reports that AEW has made an outstanding offer to a WWE Superstar to join the company, Fightful‘s Sean Ross Sapp has taken to YouTube to clear up the situation – stating that his source, who has come good in the past on several occasions, has spoken about Randy Orton being “willing to talk to AEW”, but that it could obviously be him leveraging for a better deal from AEW.
Sapp also said that he spoke with AEW and cannot categorically say they were offered a deal or were not, but that AEW told him they “were not tampering” and that their approach was “fresh and independent” – claiming that an agent may be using the company to leverage in negotiations.
Sean Ross Sapp himself said he had taken for granted that Orton was going nowhere, guessing that the name was Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles or Shinsuke Nakamura before he was told about Randy Orton. You can watch the entire clip below.