Former World Heavyweight Champion and Inner Circle member Jake Hager will make his in-ring debut for All Elite Wrestling in two weeks at the company’s first pay-per-view event of the year, ‘Revolution’ from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Hager is slated to go one-on-one with Dustin Rhodes.
The feud between the two men dates back several months ago when Hager slammed a limousine door onto Dustin Rhodes’ arm which took Rhodes out of in-ring competition for a number of weeks. On the 2/12 episode of Dynamite from Cedar Park, Texas, Rhodes took on Hager’s Inner Circle member Sammy Guevara and defeated Guevara. After the match, Rhodes picked up a microphone and referred to Hager as “Jericho’s b*tch” and asked for a match at Revolution.
"Are you ever gonna step into the ring? Or are you gonna keep collecting a paycheck?" – @dustinrhodes.
Rhodes vs. Hager at #AEWRevolution?
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— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) February 13, 2020
As the show was concluding, it was announced that the two will meet at Revolution on February 29th for Hager’s first sanctioned match in AEW. Here’s the updated match card for Revolution:
- Jake Hager vs. Dustin Rhodes
- AEW World Championship: Chris Jericho (c) vs. Jon Moxley