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Two WWE legends are set to be involved in Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks' All Elite Wrestling

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Unbeknownst to some, there is a big world of wrestling away from the WWE that goes on around the world.

And some of the best wrestlers of the world in recent years have been competing for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Arguably the number one superstar on the planet right now is Kenny Omega, formerly of the world renowned Bullet Club faction.

He was joined by former WWE star Cody Rhodes in late 2016, and along with the Young Bucks [Matt and Nick Jackson], Adam 'Hangman' Page and Marty Scurll, they've gone from strength to strength.

But rumours began to circulate months ago that a new wrestling promotion had trademarks filed for under the 'All Elite Wrestling' name, and that finally became a reality on January 1.

Rhodes and The Bucks revealed the promotion on the 'Being The Elite' YouTube series, with it being funded for by Jacksonville Jaguars co-owner Tony Khan, whose father Shahid owns Premier League club Fulham.

Rhodes himself confirmed his position within the company as Executive Vice President, alongside the Jackson brothers and 'a few familiar faces'.

It's interesting that Rhodes didn't name them, but Rajah believes that two names who were huge in WWE in past years are going to be on-board in a significant way - and perhaps they may be the names that Cody has omitted.

Chris Jericho is said to be one of the names not announced yet who will play a big role backstage in All Elite Wrestling.

According to sources of the site, commentator Jim Ross and former world champion Chris Jericho are both going to be involved one way or another with All Elite Wrestling.

Ross has denied multiple times that he will be a part of the business, but that's because he still has a contract with WWE despite not appearing for them since the Greatest Royal Rumble pre-show back in April 2018.

Despite denying his involvement for months, Jim Ross is also set to play a part in the formation of All Elite Wrestling

Jericho meanwhile is technically a free agent, despite holding the IWGP Intercontinental Championship for New Japan, he could theoretically drop it at Wrestle Kingdom this week and then start his new role under, or with Rhodes.

Whether they both really will be a part of AEW remains to be seen, but the monopoly of professional wrestling in the United States could be about to change, and it's very exciting for everyone involved.

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