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The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy is All Elite. On March 9, 2022, Jeff Hardy officially became a free agent after being released by WWE in December 2021. He seemed to confirm a move to AEW during an interview in February, but commented a few days later saying that “Nothing is official.” Ahead of Dynamite on March 9, Matt Hardy promised a change following a loss at AEW Revolution where he, Andrade El Idolo, and Isiah Kassidy were defeated by Sting, Darby Allin, and Sammy Guevara. It was during this emergency meeting of the A.H.F.O that Matt apologized for being an…

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Most 14 year old wrestling fans simply dream of running their own promotions, but instead take to wrestling video games to play out their fantasies, but for current NJPW star Will Ospreay, that dream quickly became a reality. At only 14 years old Ospreay had a wrestling ring built in his backyard after his mother worked out that her son was getting into trouble outside of school. Ospreay then went on to launch the Rainham Championship Wrestling Alliance out of his backyard, which still runs to this day. In an interview with Wrestling Republic’s very own Eric Novak on the…

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Will Ospreay has revealed that he turned down an offer to be on ITV’s UK Ninja Warrior Challenge in 2015, and since regrets his decision. In an interview with Wrestling Republic’s very own Eric Novak on the All Real Wrestling Podcast, Ospreay was asked about his Assassins Creed inspired entrance at Southside Wrestling in 2015, a clip which went viral at the time. “I know which one you’re on about” Ospreay told us, “because Ubisoft messaged me about this and they were like thrilled they were over the moon that I did that. They thought it was so cool.” The…

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In an interview with Wrestling Republic’s very own Eric Novak on the All Real Wrestling Podcast, Will Ospreay has revealed that AJ Styles, Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi were the ones who persuaded NJPW to take a chance on the now former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. When asked about how he first signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ospreay told us: “It was ether go to Dragon Gate or have a njpw tryout. It was a two day thing with RevPro. It was global wars uk and the first match I had was me and marty scurll and then AJ…

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He is not a secret no more. Buddy is All Elite! During the February 23 episode of AEW Dynamite, The Kings of the Black Throne (Malakai Black & Brody King) faced Penta and PAC, continuing their feud from November 2021. Penta Oscuro and Pac beat The Kings Of The Black Throne by choking Malakai with his mist and then rolling him up for the win. The House of Black attacked PAC and Penta after the match; before Malakai could drive a shovel through Penta, the lights went out, and Buddy Matthews appeared. Buddy teased a potential rivalry with Malakai but…

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AEW Star Kenny Omega has opened up about Cody Rhodes leaving the company earlier this week, and revealed that Cody was the one who wanted to go to war with WWE while The Elite didn’t. Last night the former AEW champion conducted what can only be described as a bombshell interview on Wrestling Observer Radio, where he gave his first comments on Cody leaving AEW. “Everyone was shocked. We all know when our deals are up, especially the EVPs, or in the case of The Bucks like when their options kick in. For myself, I don’t have a deal like…

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Recently Wrestling Republic’s own Eric Novak interviewed Marina Shafir on the All Real Wrestling Podcast. During the interview, Eric Novak asked the former NXT star how she felt about WWE’s short lived Raw Underground back in 2020. For those of whom who don’t know, or just flat out forgot, Raw Underground is a former segment on Raw that started in mid-2020 and didn’t last very long. RAW Underground featured scripted shoot fights and even introduced some NXT stars, like Shafir herself to the main roster. Some other names to appear on Raw Underground include Jessamyn Duke, Commander Azeez (under the…

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Wrestling Republic has learned the reason for Cody Rhodes’ AEW Departure and possible move to WWE. In case you missed it, earlier today both AEW & Cody Rhodes put out a statement revealing the bombshell news that Cody & Brandi Rhodes have officially left All Elite Wrestling, the company in which both helped to build. Cody Rhodes was an executive Vice President within the company, while Brandi took the Chief Branding Officer Role. There is no word as of this time about whether or not either will be replaced. We have been informed that Cody Rhodes was unhappy with the…

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For he is Limitless in All Elite Wrestling Last Friday during Rampage AEW President Tony Khan announced that a “top wrestler will walk through the forbidden door” on AEW Dynamite when they face Isiah Kassidy in the first qualifier to compete in the Face of the Revolution ladder match. During tonight’s AEW Dynamite, the mystery person turned out to be Keith Lee. The former NXT Champion did quick work of Isiah Kassidy, earning himself a spot at the face of the revolution ladder match on March 6. Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen tried to attack Lee after the match, but…

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Wrestling Republic have learned that a top tag team in All Elite Wrestling are looking into leaving the company once their contracts expire after being unhappy with their booking over the past year. Despite having a strong start with AEW when they first signed, their momentum sunk through the pandemic era and have recently told people close to them that they are highly considering leaving the promotion once their contracts expire, with their ideal next step being WWE. With WWE’s new development plan being building athletes from the start, it remains unclear if WWE will have any interest in signing…

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