AEW Finally Running House Shows - Roster Reaction Revealed

AEW's backstage reaction to upcoming 'House Rules' tour revealed.

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AEW announced its first run of true live events last week, confirming the 'House Rules' tour will kick off in Troy, Ohio on Saturday 18 March, with more dates to follow.

April 2021's The House Always Wins show aside, House Rules will bring AEW's first ever run of untelevised shows. Perhaps unsurprisingly, its announcement has been met with a positive reaction.

Fightful Select reports that several people within the company had known something of this nature had been coming. A source indicated that several wrestlers had been pushing for such events, with another stating that they'd rather get their in-ring reps under the AEW, rather than for other companies, without specifying why.


An AEW talent stated their belief that House Rules will be particularly useful to the company's younger, less experienced talents, hoping for "creative matchups that will help them along in their growth process." They added that working on the road will allow those wrestlers to compete in longer matches than they would be allowed to on Dark, which will be "invaluable."

Interestingly, Fightful states that the majority of AEW wrestlers have a maximum date count in their contracts, though they rarely come close to hitting that quota.


It is believed, too, that while House Rules shows are expected to be taped, there is no word on any plans to broadcast them.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.