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EXCLUSIVE: Dustin Rhodes says AEW set to do their first ‘mini-tour’ in the UK in 2020

AEW is just over 13 months old and already they have established themselves as a true alternative to WWE and even a competitor.

A lot of the members of the AEW roster have performed in the UK whether that be with WWE, Ring of Honor or with the various independent promotions we have and they have a sizeable following here.

Dustin Rhodes wrestling in AEW

Of course, WWE comes to town twice a year in May and November, so when are AEW going to make their debut in the UK?

talkSPORT was lucky enough to talk to wrestling legend Dustin Rhodes on Tuesday and the man formerly known as Goldust let us in on a little rumour he’s heard.

“Rumour has it that we may doing a little mini-tour over there in the UK,” Rhodes revealed. “And I hope so, I hope that’s true. Definitely want to hit London, man. London is a good town for us, good town for wrestling. All the UK is, man. The UK has got deep roots in wrestling and they love wrestling.
“So hopefully, sooner rather than later, we’re going to get over there.”
Would it be live events, a Dynamite taping, a pay-per-view? Cody Rhodes has already told talkSPORT that Double or Nothing will always remain in Vegas and All Out will always be in Chicago, so could we get a PPV?

Dustin Rhodes tore the house down with Cody Rhodes at Double or Nothing

The Young Bucks have also expressed a desire to do a PPV in the UK, but it seems like live events will be a good tester for them.

“Probably just live events,” Rhodes said. “But you never know. We could be over there for a week and shoot a TV somewhere, I don’t know.

“I’ve been to the UK thousands of times. I really do [like wrestling in the UK]. I like wrestling overseas. I like the UK and I like Japan, a lot. Those are probably my favourite two places outside of the U.S. to go to. The UK is fun, so anytime I get to go over there, hang out and perform in front of those crowds is great. Because they’re loud and crazy! They have fun and that’s what wrestling is about. And bringing joy and smiles to faces, making you mad – it’s what we live for.”

AEW Revolution goes down on February 29 with Chris Jericho defending his AEW title against Jon Moxley.

Make sure you tune into talkWRESTLING on talkSPORT 2 every week with Alex McCarthy and Alex Shane to have YOUR say on the wrestling business.

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