This week’s episode of All Elite Wrestling featured some surprise guest stars. The new show teamed up with Rick and Morty for a wild crossover that saw the tag team of Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta and Orange Cassidy cosplaying as Morty and the Council of Ricks for their match. But the surprises didn’t stop there, with AEW star (and part time gamer) Kenny Omega making his entrance dressed as Sans from Undertale, complete with a custom entrance video.
The partnership was first teased on October 25, with AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes confirming the partnership would mean attendees would receive Rick and Morty masks. Beyond that, it was unclear what exactly would be going down on their October 31 show. Now, fans have their answer.
.@SexyChuckieT and @trentylocks and @orangecassidy runnin' around and Rick and Morty time. AAALL day long forever. A-a hundred days Rick and Morty forever a hundred times. Dot com. #AEWDynamite #AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/pqas7AAAn1
— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) October 31, 2019
The action unfolded fast as Taylor, Beretta and Orange Cassidy took on the Beaver Boys and QT Marshall.
— ???? ☕️ Ⓩ ☕️ ???? (@The_Realest2_) October 31, 2019
They even featured a Rick and Morty-themed ring.
But that wasn’t the only crossover waiting in the wings. Kenny Omega, long-time gamer made his AEW entrance dressed as Sans from iconic RPG Undertale.
— Dead Gabbard (@FriendsofTed) October 31, 2019
Omega has a long history of wrestling cosplays, from Final Fantasy‘s Sephiroth to The Terminator, and has even previously collaborated with Undertale collaborator Toby Fox on a Wrestle Kingdom entrance for Japan’s NJPW (the equivalent of WrestleMania for Japanese wrestling).
AEW began just this month, but it’s already vying for the title of America’s number one wrestling promotion, in direct opposition to the better known WWE. Crossovers like this are wild and silly in the world of professional wrestling, but they help build mainstream appeal for what remains a niche interest, bridging the gap between wrestling fans and fans of wider pop culture. Will we see more of these in the future? It’s highly likely! For now, just enjoy the fun, weird ride that AEW is sending its audience on. Wrestling is good.