All Elite Wrestling came to fruition on January 1st, 2019, (watch the video here). With Tony Khan's funding, the new promotion is a credible rival to WWE. However, let's not forget ROH, NJPW, and Impact Wrestling. Although separate, should these promotions band together, it could spell danger for WWE.
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Presently, AEW has a limited roster. It consists of; Brand Rhodes, Britt Baker, Hangman Adam Page, Cody, and The Young Bucks. Moreover, BJ Whitmer will work in a non-wrestling role. The formation of AEW is refreshing.
It creates an element of competition once again, similar to the Monday Night Wars. However, how much of a threat could they be to WWE? With success of the All In PPV, the future is unpredictable.
Let's explore possible options AEW could sign in 2019.
#4 Goldust (Dustin Runnels)
Dustin Runnels is his real name. However, in the squared circle he is known as; Goldust. He started wrestling in 1988 and has performed almost everywhere imaginable. He would come to prominence in 1995, beginning work with WWE where the character made its debut. Between 1995 and 1999 Goldust garnered mass intrigue with his stellar character portrayal, (watch the video below). At present, he is inactive due to an injury.
Throughout his multiple tenures with WWE Goldust earned a plethora of championships including; Intercontinental, Tag Team, and Hardcore championships. However, he never secured the WWE Championship. At aged 49 years, it is unlikely this would happen now in the modern WWE. Nevertheless, Goldust's ring abilities are still impressive. He has proven his value to WWE.
Goldust is the real-life brother of Cody Runnels (Cody Rhodes). Moreover, they are both sons of the legendary Dusty Rhodes. Therefore, it is feasible Goldust could work in AEW. Ultimately, his presence could serve multiple purposes. Whether as a; ring performer, trainer, writer, or manager. Goldust would be highly valuable to AEW.