AEW is for everyone, but some fans don’t feel totally represented. They have a packed roster, but the amount of African American stars is quite low.

During the AEW: Dynamite conference call, Cody Rhodes commented on criticism that they don’t have as many African American stars.

“We wanted to put out a product that’s congruent with today’s society and is a snapshot of what America looks like. I think we’re doing a good job but that work is never finished.”

“One of the things my wife has been a marvel at with this company is seeking out diverse superstars and wrestlers for our product and I think we’ll continue to do so.”

“I think African American representation on our brand is huge and there are some absolute studs – men and women – that I would love to be a part of AEW and Dynamite… We are doing everything we can to provide the most diverse roster – and first and foremost – the best roster.”

Tony Khan stated after All Out that there are plans to push minority wrestlers into main event roles. He didn’t reveal any names, but there aren’t a lot of options.

We will have to see how All Elite Wrestling continues to evolve from this point on. They are doing their best to present a diverse roster which they have done to the best of their ability.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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