Insane Clown Posse Wanted AEW Appearance

Insane Clown Posse

Tony Khan politely declined Insane Clown Posse’s request to be part of an AEW show.

The Insane Clown Posse have a long history with professional wrestling. Longtime fans Violent Jay and Shaggy 2 Dope began backyard wrestling in Eastern Michigan as far back as 1983, and also competed in various independent promotions.

After making an appearance in ECW in 1997, the duo joined WWE (then WWF) in 1998, appearing alongside The Oddities as well as providing theme music for the group. They also had a lengthy run in WCW from 1999-2000. They also appeared in TNA in 2004 and are set to appear at NWA 75 on August 26th & 27th.

ICP formed their own independent promotion Juggalo Championship Wrestling in 1999, and the promotion continues to run to this day.

Were Insane Clown Posse Ever In AEW?

Despite their list of accolades, adding an AEW appearance doesn’t appear to be in the cards for the Insane Clown Posse. Speaking on the podcast Should I Keep This?, AEW referee Bryce Remsburg discussed his past in sketch comedy as a part of the group Secret Pants and showed off a vintage ICP sweatshirt. One of Remsburg’s sketches in the group was based in the Insane Clown Posse.

He then revealed that ICP had been in contact with All Elite Wrestling before the company taped an episode of Dynamite in their home of Detroit, MI, but AEW President Tony Khan had no interest in working with the group.

“About a month or so ago, AEW was going to Detroit and the Insane Clown Posse, who are still a thing in 2023, maybe not in their gloriest or glory years, had reached out through an intermediary asking about being part of the AEW event in Detroit. I remember they were just trying to get on the show. I was on this corporate call, and Tony Kahn, someone was like, ‘Do we need ICP in Detroit?’ [Tony said], ‘Yeah I’ll have to think about that one.’ He was politely saying no.”

Khan isn’t entirely opposed to outlandish concepts in wrestling, however, producing a bizarre Texas Chainsaw Massacre Deathmatch on the August 16th episode of Dynamite. All proceeds from the sponsored match were donated to help aid those affected by the disastrous fires in Maui.

h/t Fightful