Tony Schiavone Announces AEW has Signed Billie Starkz
Indie wrestler Billie Starkz has made several appearances for AEW since this past December, most recently at this past Friday’s AEW Battle of the Belts VI event in Kingston, Rhode Island.
A recent episode of the What Happened When with Tony Schiavone podcast featured co-host Tony Schiavone stating that AEW recently signed Starkz to an official contract with the company.
“Speaking of 18-year-olds, we just signed another 18-year-old. Billie Starkz, the girl that wrestled Jade.”
No other details regarding Starkz’s contract is currently known nor has an official announcement be made yet by either AEW or Starkz.
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
Will Ospreay Comments on His Interest in Working at AEW’s All In Event
Dark Puroresu Flowsion held a recent interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling talent Will Ospreay. One of the topics discussed included Ospreay’s thoughts on his interest in potentially working for AEW at their upcoming All In event this August in the United Kingdom.
“I’m a guy that pops in. All the love in the world to all those & its amazing crew. I hope there is an opportunity as 1 of the guys that flies the flag for [England] everywhere I go. To do that would finally make my dad proud.”
I asked Will Ospreay about his interest in All In at Wembley:— Dark Puroresu Flowsion (@PuroresuFlow) April 8, 2023
“Im a guy that pops in. All the love in the world to all those & its amazing crew. I hope there is an opportunity as 1 of the guys that flys the flag for 🇬🇧 everywhere I go. To do that would finally make my dad proud” pic.twitter.com/antSwh30i7
Ospreay is currently scheduled to compete in an upcoming mini-tournament for NJPW to determine the next official challenger for Kenny Omega’s IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. While the date for this title defense was not announced, it is currently speculated to be taking place at AEW and NJPW upcoming co-promoted Forbidden Door 2 event this June in Toronto, Canada.
FTR Comments on Dream Match of Elite vs. CM Punk & FTR for AEW All In & AEW Holding All In at Wembley Stadium
Uproxx held a recent interview with FTR’s Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler.
One of the topics discussed included Harwood’s thoughts on a Trios match between The Elite and CM Punk & FTR being his choice of a dream match and money making match for AEW’s All In event this August at Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom.
Dax Harwood – “CM Punk and FTR versus the Elite. That’s gotta be it, right? If you want to sell 50,000 tickets and take this company to the next level, that’s it, that’s me dreaming. That’s the dream match. That six-man tag in Wembley Stadium could help launch AEW to the next level.”
Cash Wheeler – “Wembley Stadium is huge for AEW. AEW has to be ambitious right now. We’ve done so much as a company over the past three years that everybody said we couldn’t do. When Tony said we’re going to sell 20,000 (tickets at Arthur Ashe Stadium), that seemed ridiculous to people at the time. Everybody wants to keep moving the goalposts. Everybody wants to keep saying you can’t do this. I love that we’re going to Wembley because even if it’s not completely to the brim full, 50-, 60-, 70,000, whatever it ends up being, that’s huge for this company. As a company that’s only a couple years into its existence. You can’t play it safe all the time. The roster right now is so deep, why not go for it?”