AEW: Dustin Rhodes Signs Contract Extension, Shazza McKenzie, Cracker Barrel Clash

Dustin Rhodes Signs Contract Extension with AEW

All Elite Wrestling announced that Dustin Rhodes recently signed a multi-year contract extension with the company. The exact length of his new contract was not disclosed.

Besides being an in-ring wrestler, Rhodes will also be working as a backstage producer and as a coach for the company.

Official press statement:

Dustin Rhodes Signs Multi-Year Wrestling Deal with AEW
— Rhodes Also Joins AEW Coaching Staff —

August 29, 2019 – AEW announced today that it has signed globally renowned wrestler Dustin Rhodes to a multi-year contract extension.

Dustin, still wrestling at the highest level in 2019, will continue his epic in-ring career, and he’ll also join the AEW Coaching Staff as a Promo Coach and Match Producer, utilizing his expertise and vast experience to mentor younger wrestlers.

Dustin, who made his professional wrestling debut in 1988, is the son of the legendary Dusty Rhodes and brother of AEW’s executive vice president Cody. The brothers clashed in an emotional, blood-soaked match at DOUBLE OR NOTHING in May with the victorious Cody asking Dustin to be his partner in a tag team match against The Young Bucks at FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN in July.

Dustin, who has held many titles across pro wrestling organizations throughout his 31-year career, is also an actor who has appeared in multiple films, videos and video games.

“Dustin Rhodes has had an incredible wrestling career that has spanned decades. His amazing journey brought him to AEW, and he’s rejuvenated his career here. In addition to all of the wisdom he’s shared with us as we’ve launched All Elite Wrestling, he’s come here and worked so hard for us. His comeback match against his brother Cody at Double or Nothing was one of the most acclaimed bouts in recent years, and it marked a new chapter for all of us,” said Tony Khan, President and CEO of AEW. “Dustin and I had agreed weeks ago after Fight For The Fallen that we both wanted him to stay with All Elite Wrestling. He’s already done so much for us, and I’m thrilled that it’s official now that Dustin will be on our team going forward, both backstage and in the ring!”

Shazza McKenzie Announced as Newest Entrant for All Out’s Casino Battle Royale Match

AEW also announced that Shazza McKenzie is the newest official entrant for their Casino Battle Royale match at All Out this Saturday in Chicago, Illinois.

McKenzie reflected on Twitter about getting the opportunity to work for AEW.

Confirmed entrants:

  1. Teal Piper
  2. Ivelisse
  3. Jazz
  4. Sadie Gibbs
  5. Big Swole
  6. Britt Baker
  7. Awesome Kong
  8. Shazza McKenzie

AEW Announces Cracker Barrel Sponsorship for All Out

AEW also recently announced that Cracker Barrel will be an official sponsor for this weekend’s All Out event.

The previously announced triple threat match of Darby Allin vs. Joey Janela vs. Jimmy Havoc will now be known as the “Cracker Barrel Clash” match.