In recent weeks, the pro wrestling community has been wildly speculating about AEW possibly reinventing the legendary Four Horsemen faction.
Originally consisting of Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard, The Four Horsemen not only revolutionized the pro wrestling landscape but also set the bar so high that no stable or faction could match them even to this day.
During a recent interview with Talk Sport, Cody Rhodes addressed the idea of recreating The Four Horsemen in AEW. Two of the original Horsemen already work for The Khan promotion and Ric Flair has given his approval as well.
“Certain organic things happen on planet wrestling that you don’t plant the seeds for. No one has planted [New Four Horseman] seeds, really. Maybe a few baby seeds have grown into this speculation about a four person group and then people have mentioned the Four Horseman.”
“I don’t think you can ever do the Four Horseman; that’s ambitious, braggadocios and, very likely, you’d have the most uphill battle ever.”
The reigning TNT Champion further noted that while he, Shawn Spears and FTR could be the most likely candidates to form the iconic stable, the truth is, all four men must share some in-ring chemistry to get a proper understanding of what works and what doesn’t.
“I know Arn has had some conversations with Tony Khan and FTR and I know [Shawn] Spears has had some conversations with FTR.”
“There’s this kind of lingering situation here, but really the only way you’d ever know if something like that would work is you got to get in there and touch one another and wrestle, wrestle on the same team. Maybe even against each other. That’s really the only way to know.”
“So I’m curious to see like everybody – even though my name is all over it – I’m curious to see where that goes.”
At this point, the idea of Cody leading a stable with Spears, Cash Wheeler and Dax Hardwood seems more likely than ever, and with AEW reintroducing the FTW Championship, it appears that the current-gen Four Horsemen stable is almost in the horizon