All Elite Wrestling hasn’t exactly shied away from expanding its roster following its 2019 inauguration. At least doubling the size of its original roster, it appears Bow Wow wants a piece of the cake as well. The 35-year-old rapper tweeted AEW CEO Tony Khan, asking for a spot on the AEW roster once his current tour is over.
Tony Khan is yet to reply to the one-time Billboard Music Award winner, though he did hit the like button on his tweet. That several AEW performers – current TBS Champion Jade Cargill, in particular – are getting involved on social media hints that something may be brewing between AEW and Bow Wow.
@TonyKhan after tour is over….. sign me up! I want a roster spot.
— Bow Wow (@smoss) October 30, 2022
Swerve Strickland Calls Out Bow Wow
Bow Wow’s interest in heading to All Elite Wrestling hasn’t come out of nowhere. He initially tweeted a desire to sign with AEW upon Swerve Strickland calling him out while speaking with RJ City on Hey! (EW). The one-time AEW World Tag Team Champion noted how Bow Wow has connections with WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi to get him formally trained:
“You know, since he’s been talking about doing some stuff on social media for like the last year, but I have yet to see any video footage or training, I want Bow Wow. Yeah, I want to see Shad Moss get in the ring…since he’s been talking about that so much on social media.
I’m calling you out. I know you got connections with training with Rikishi. That’s cool, get your training in. I want you in AEW. You responded to me on Twitter too, I need you to back up those words, homie.”
Bow Wow first tweeted in February 2021 that he was training under Rikishi in preparation for a potential WWE match. He subsequently targeted the likes of Damian Priest and T-BAR, mocking Priest for his choice of Bad Bunny as a tag team partner at WrestleMania 37.