When news broke that Becky Lynch was officially set to become a free agent following WWE's inability to secure her to a new, long-term contract extension, it left fans around the IWC with one question and one question alone: would “The Man” sign with AEW?

On paper, the decision would make all the sense in the world for Tony Khan and company if they could pull it off, as Lynch is one of the biggest stars in the wide, wide world of wrestling and would draw the sort of attention capable of headlining Sports Center on a slow day. Place her in a program with Mercedes Mone for the TBS Championship, or have her enter the Owen Hart Cup for a chance to wrestle Toni Storm at All In and watch a division that was once considered an afterthought become one of AEW's focal points, right up there with World Champion Swerve Strickland and the ascension of Will Ospreay into the promotion's Ace.

Discussing the prospects of Lynch leaving WWE for the first time since 2013 on his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross noted that while he would like to see AEW sign “The Man,” who he believes is a “player,” he would be very surprised if it actually happens, as she simply has too many connections to WWE to jump ship without serious consideration.

“I was involved in getting Becky Lynch started in WWE back in the day, so consequently, and obviously, I'm a big fan of hers. She's one of the individuals that will reach out occasionally and see how I'm feeling, things of that nature. I have great respect for her and her husband [Seth Rollins], he's a h*ll of a hand too. So I don't know anything about her contractual status,” Jim Ross explained on Grilling JR via Fightful.

“Obviously, I think we all could agree that if AEW was able to sign a talent of her level, it's gonna help. She's player, she's a main-event level player. I think the world of her as a human being. You know my theory of hiring good human beings, she fits that mold perfectly. She's terrific. But I don't know how committed she is to being a mom. Not that she's a good mom or bad mom, she's obviously a great mother. But what if she wants to have more kids? That could happen. So anyway, I don't know what she's gonna do. I would be very shocked if the WWE let her slip away. That doesn't feel right to me. They got a lot of money invested in her. They got her over. She's famous, she's a main-event level talent, she's broken a lot of molds. So I'm a big Becky Lynch supporter, and whatever she does, I'm pulling for her. I think she's just an amazing human being and a great mom. Seth Rollins is lucky. He out-kicked his coverage, as we say.”

Would it be incredible to see Rebecca Quinn sign on the dotted line to become a member of AEW? Totally, Lynch has long been one of WWE's top stars and one of their better in-ring workers and would likely thrive in a promotion that needs help with storytelling at times but never fails to deliver on the match side of things. Still, unless she really wants to test herself against the best stars outside of WWE the wrestling world has to offer, it feels like a return to The Fed will eventually happen, even if she takes a few months off before making her final decision.

Becky Lynch isn't the only free agent Jim Ross wants to add to AEW.

Elsewhere on Grilling JR, Jim Ross discussed the prospects of another WWE free agent, Shane McMahon, signing with AEW, which his co-host, Conrad Thompson, called “crazy.” While JR agreed, he noted that it might just be crazy enough to work, as the decision would certainly get fans talking.

“Yeah, it would. It's so crazy that it might work, depending on how it was positioned and how it was introduced,” Jim Ross explained via Fightful. “Shane called me the other day, he's called me two or three times, which I really appreciate. He's always been sensitive in that respect. That's only a question that Shane could answer. Shane and Tony Khan being together, how would that work creatively, heck, who knows? Might be great. But in any event, that all depends on Shane and what he wants to do.”

Would it be incredible to see a McMahon in AEW? Yes. Could he potentially work as part of a one-off appearance, a single storyline, or even as an authority figure in Ring of Honor? Maybe. Will it happen? No, probably not, even if it would be incredibly interesting, to say the least.