Since the formation of All Elite Wrestling, fans that never got to experience the Monday Night Wars (or really any cross-promotional rivalry) have spent countless hours looking at the various dream matches that could be made real by their WWE or AEW favourites crossing the divide.
Plenty have already taken place. Thanks to WWE giving up on warehousing talent from 2020 onwards, Tony Khan's been able to bring in several talent that were theoretically going to be better served working Wednesdays, while Cody Rhodes remains the most prominent AEW original to shockingly jump back to the market leader.
Results have been mixed, but then they always are. Some pairings fail to live up to how the side-by-side images look, some lack the requisite drama when the theoretical rivals are working on the same side, and some were best left as fantasy rather than reality from the start.
Some, though, simply can't miss.
And most of those feature a combination of the four wrestlers who were thought to be lifers on the All Elite side until Rhodes himself reminded the fanbase that no such thing is true. Scott Hall was supposedly heard parroting the "It's showbusiness, not showfriends" line from Jerry Maguire during the height of WWE/WCW hostilities, and while the four men moving together might at least find The Elite discovering a compromise between both, there could be too much money on the line not to finally take a punt working for the one company they historically always felt furthest from.
Are Kenny Omega, Hangman Page and The Young Bucks about to shockingly follow 'The American Nightmare' to the market leader? And if so, exactly how would that work?