Is AEW reviving the iconic Four Horsemen faction?

Jul 16, 2020 - by Colin Vassallo

AEW is hinting big time at the revival of one of the most popular factions in professional wrestling history: The Four Horsemen.

Over the past several weeks, and more so yesterday than before, there were hints about it on television, hints which included Cody, Shawn Spears, and FTR.

Last night on Fight For The Fallen, Tully Blanchard was seen “scouting” Cody and FTR during their matches and these individuals have been flashing the iconic “4” hand sign lately.

The Four Horsemen group was originally introduced in 1985 with original members Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson, and Tully Blanchard. During the years, the members changed with Flair being the only constant during the several incarnations.

AEW obviously has two original members on their payroll with Blanchard – who was part of the faction from 1985 to 1988 – and Arn Anderson – who was part of the Horsemen from 1985 to 1988, 1989 to 1991, and 1993 to 1999.

Speaking with TalkSport, Cody said that “no one” has planted those seeds although maybe a few “baby seeds” have grown into this speculation. “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,” Cody said.

“I think in this case, I love flirting with some of the concepts that were out there because my dad and my family was always the antithesis of the Four Horseman,” he said. “Their biggest rival was my father. And now, one of his biggest rivals is genuinely one of my closest confidants and coaches and it’s really a different career than I had envisioned. But I love having Double A there and I know Arn has had some conversations with Tony Khan and FTR and I know Spears has had some conversations with FTR.”

It’s unclear if AEW would be able to use the actual Four Horsemen name although there does not seem to be a trademark application for the name associated with professional wrestling.

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