All Elite Wrestling has embraced the Hip Hop community. While there’s a small (and disrespectful) minority in the space that tries to belittle the engagements between the two communities, it’s still a great sight to see such a popular wrestling platform embrace those names that may have fond but distant memories of sports entertainment. Individuals like Rick Ross, Trina, and Action Bronson popped up on AEW programming for various reasons and their moments consistently receive positive reactions. With that in mind, here are three other names that would be a pleasant surprise if they showed up on AEW television.
Wu-Tang Clan is one of the most iconic groups in music. The Staten Island faction created some of the best albums and individual performers Hip Hop has ever experienced. Method Man is one of those figures and perhaps the most popular of the group. Not only would fans get to see Meth, but they’d probably get interaction across the entire group. Plus, at 51 years of age, Method Man remains in great shape, especially displayed across social media. The promotion could possibly get a match or two out of him as well.
It’s no secret that Cardi B is a fan of professional wrestling. Throughout the last few years, she’s enjoyed live tweeting the shows, just as many other fans do without nearly as much of a public platform. This year alone she had positive words about Trina’s appearance in a segment with Jade Cargill, and WWE used one of her songs to promote a recent SummerSlam. Don’t forget about her spat with Lacey Evans that quickly went from a “work” to a “shoot.”
Cardi would easily be the biggest name in Hip Hop that either company could bring over. She’s a massive mainstream star and the buzz that would come from her involvement would certainly catch from crossover coverage.
To think there’s a whole segment of music listeners that do not know about the lyrical abilities displayed by Chris Bridges early in his rap career is a travesty. More may recognize Ludacris for his role as Tej Parker in the Fast & Furious franchise – a role that he’s played for nearly 20 years. But this is the same individual that dropped classic tracks like “Go to Sleep,” “Move,” “What’s Your Fantasy,” and plenty others. Fans can never forget about his public spat with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly, one that in hindsight, Ludacris certainly got the last laugh.
Ludacris may not be as big of a name in music, but he’s still well-respected in that industry, along with the clout of crossing over into motion pictures. If AEW found a way to get him to pop up, fans would love to see that moment.