AEW Roster List Hierarchy of Wrestlers | AEW Depth Chart for All Elite Wrestling | Smark Out Moment

All Elite Wrestling employs tons of talented wrestlers, but not every star in AEW is on the same level. Some are considered bigger stars than others and are booked in main event spots, while others are brought on more an enhancement talent and jobbers who lose nearly all their matches.

The AEW roster list presented below is an interpretation of the AEW totem pole. The higher up on the ladder you are, the more wins and special treatment you're given and your character is more credible, whereas the lower rungs of the AEW hierarchy are the losers (in theory; this is not a statement of the performers themselves).

NOTE #1: The AEW Depth Chart is a roster "best guess assessment" of how All Elite Wrestling's representatives (Tony Khan and company) view the wrestlers in that I'm judging them based on how they're presented to me from my point of view. This is not MY point of view of how the wrestlers should be ranked, nor a comparison of my favorites or how I view any of the talent themselves. Rankings are entirely how I imagine that's how AEW looks at its wrestlers on a level of importance based on how they're presented to the audience.

NOTE #2: This is only the men's division, as the women's division has significantly less wrestlers and the spreading out of that talent is a lot less diverse. Anyone can jump into the title hunt after just a few wins.

AEW Depth Chart Last Updated: 2/8/2024

[SPECIALTY]

Sting

MAIN EVENT

HIGH-TIER

Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega, MJF, Samoa Joe

MID-TIER

Adam Copeland, Adam Page, Christian Cage, Wardlow, Will Ospreay

LOW-TIER

Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, Swerve Strickland

UPPER MIDCARD

Claudio Castagnoli, Daniel Garcia, Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston, Jay White, Konosuke Takeshita, Orange Cassidy, Powerhouse Hobbs, Ricky Starks, Roderick Strong, Sammy Guevara

MIDCARD

HIGH-TIER

Anthony Bowens, Big Bill, Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood, Hook, Killswitch, Malakai Black, Mark Briscoe, Max Caster, Miro, Penta El Zero Miedo, Rey Fenix, Wheeler Yuta

MID-TIER

Austin Gunn, Billy Gunn, Bishop Kaun, Brian Cage, Brody King, Buddy Matthews, Colten Gunn, Jay Lethal, Jeff Hardy, Jeff Jarrett, Juice Robinson, Kyle Fletcher, Matt Hardy, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, Rush el Toro Blanco, Toa Liona

LOW-TIER

Action Andretti, Alex Reynolds, Angelo Parker, AR Fox, Chuck Taylor, Danhausen, Dante Martin, Darius Martin, Dustin Rhodes, Ethan Page, Isiah Kassidy, John Silver, Johnny TV, Keith Lee, Komander, Lee Johnson, Lee Moriarty, Marq Quen, Matt Menard, Matt Sydal, Nick Wayne, Preston Vance, Scorpio Sky, Shawn Dean, Trent Beretta

JOBBER / ENHANCEMENT EXTRAS

Aaron Solo, Angelico, Ari Daivari, The Blade,Brandon Cutler, The Butcher, Evil Uno, Kip Sabian, Luther, Michael Nakazawa, Nick Comoroto, Peter Avalon, Serpentico

[STATUS UNKNOWN or INJURED]

Adam Cole, Anthony Ogogo, Bandido, Black Taurus, Christopher Daniels, Dralístico, Jack Perry, Jake Hager, Kota Ibushi, Kyle O'Reilly, Lance Archer, Mark Davis, Mike Santana, Ortiz, PAC, Parker Boudreaux, Paul Wight, Satnam Singh

[PRIMARILY ROH TALENT - HARD TO JUDGE]

Anthony Henry, Boulder, Brandon Tate, Brent Tate, Bronson, Bryan Keith, Cole Karter, Colt Cabana, Dalton Castle, Dutch, Griff Garrison, JD Drake, Josh Woods, Shane Taylor, Stu Grayson, Tony Nese, Vincent

RANKING DEFINITIONS

SPECIALTY: These are the ones who take precedence over everyone else, for the most part. They're perpetually at the main event level even if they don't show up that often.

MAIN EVENT: High-Tier are always in the main event and never lower than the top of the card, relatively speaking, and seem to only get pushed aside if it comes to them against a specialty act. Mid-Tier go back and forth. Low-Tier are world champs that don't frequently main event but can fill in a main event spot at any time, or a new world champ that is fresh to the scene and thus, hasn't built up enough history to be moved up.

UPPER MIDCARD: These wrestlers are in limbo between the main event and midcard scene. They may have won world titles but don't stay at the top that often or they are close to getting to that level, but haven't quite reached it yet.

MIDCARD: High-Tier are those that are in contention for the International, TNT and TBS championships at any time; Mid-Tier are not quite that level yet but still may challenge and could possibly be at the top of the tag team division; Low-Tier midcarders are used primarily as filler and rarely win any match unless it's against local enhancement jobbers brought in to lose.

JOBBER: Generally speaking, these guys can't even make it on television and if you do see them, you know for a fact they're going to lose and stand no chance.

STATUS UNKNOWN: These people are either off TV due to injury, suspension, or something else (wherein they have no ranking) or they are currently not in a position that seems like a solid state, such as a newcomer or someone that is on TV in a non-wrestling capacity.

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