AEW is not even a year old, but several of the performers within the promotion have been on the pro wrestling circuit for a while. The wrestling industry has seen the rise of several smaller promotions outside of WWE. AEW is a large beneficiary of that, but organizations like House of Glory, Beyond Wrestling, the now-defunct Defiant Wrestling and others allowed these talented performers to showcase their skills to the world.
Other companies like MLW, NJPW, Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling also proved to be places where former WWE Superstars like Cody Rhodes were able to revitalize their careers. Without organizations like these, Cody would not have been to resurrect his career nor would there ever be an AEW.
Now, that there is an actual Wednesday Night War, wrestling fans love to pit stars from WWE and AEW against one another in dream matches one never thought possible. Due to the sheer amount of these smaller and localized professional wrestling organizations, many people may not realize that some of these matches have already happened.
Here are 6 AEW vs WWE dream matches that wrestling fans didn't know about.
#6 Private Party vs The Hardy Boyz
Believe it or not, one of the best teams on the rise in AEW, Private Party, took on one of the best tag teams of all time, The Hardy Boyz, at a House of Glory show over 2 years ago. It shows that Private Party mastered their craft at HOG and have been lucky to have fantastic teams like The Hardy Boyz as their opponents.
It also should be accounted that this version of The Hardy Boyz was from the Broken Universe with Broken Matt Hardy and Brother Nero in all their glory. The match itself was entertaining as both teams 'partied' before the match even got underway. While Jeff Hardy certainly can get down, it's safe to say that Matt Hardy is ....limited, when it comes to dancing.
The match had plenty of high spots, near falls, reversals and even saw Private Party perform their version of Jeff Hardy's Swanton Bomb. In the end, the veterans took the victory, but Private Party surely learned so much and the knowledge gained is definitely on display in AEW.