Has The Undertaker quit WWE to join All Elite Wrestling?
The Undertaker has been one of the strongest pillars of WWE. He has been with the company for almost 30 years now. However, new rumors have led fans to question if Taker is planning to quit WWE and join All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The rumors started when it was announced that Taker would be joining an AEW-affiliated fan convention called Starrcast in Las Vegas.
What do we know about the AEW?
AEW is a new promotion which is backed by Shahid Khan. Notably, Khan is also the owner of Premier League side Fulham. The first wrestlers signed by the promotion were Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), who also serve as executive vice-presidents. Rhodes and the Jacksons had organized an event which became popular and led to the formation of AEW.
Some details of the Starrcast event
Starrcast is to wrestling what Comic-Con is to TV shows and comic books. Wrestlers from all around the world appear on the show and take part in meet-and-greets with the fans and also give interviews and talk on podcasts. Legends like Sting, Ric Flair, and Lita have already been confirmed to appear on the show. The event is scheduled from May 23 to 26.
What has Starrcast's founder said about Undertaker's appearance?
Founder of Starrcast, Conrad Thompson, in his interview with Sports Illustrated has said that this is not an AEW event, but is only being held with their second-pay-per-view All In. He said the event will be attended by wrestlers from all over the world, and Taker, being one of the most famous wrestling personalities in the world, will add a unique flavor.
Why have fans started speculating about Undertaker joining AEW?
Fans have started speculating that The Undertaker will be joining AEW because he has removed all references of WWE from his social media accounts. Undertaker has never swayed from the WWE. He struck with the company even when big names like Hulk Hogan switched ships to join rival promotions like World Championship Wrestling. If Taker leaves, it will send shock waves throughout the industry.