Impractical Jokers stars in talks with AEW over storyline

The stars of hit comedy Impractical Jokers could soon be appearing in AEW, according to one of its stars.

The smash US prank show has been one of the most popular programmes of its kind over the last decade, gaining a cult following along the way.

Pals since their school days, Sal Vulcano, Brian ‘Q’ Quinn, James ‘Murr’ Murray and Joe Gatto have continually made fools of themselves and each other – usually with the help of the general public.

Their small-screen success resulted in a number of other projects, not least a sell-out arena tour here in the UK in which they traded jokes and stories.

Now The Impractical Jokers are gearing up for an all-new season of wild antics on the small screen, but will push forward without Gatto, who recently stepped away from the group for personal reasons.

Nevertheless, it is well established that the foursome are huge wrestling fans, too, with Sal and Q often found at ringside during live events for WWE, AEW and others.

The group have even dabbled with time on-screen, too, as special backstage guests at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans where they were confronted by The Miz.

In an interview, Vulcano touched on their love of professional wrestling, and dropped a major hint that fans might get to see them in Tony Khan’s AEW – All Elite Wrestling – soon.

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Speaking to Fansided Hidden Remote, the 45-year-old said discussions are taking place with the company who have already welcomed the likes of Mike Tyson and Shaquille O'Neal on to their programming.

AEW’s Chris Jericho is set to appear on an upcoming episode of Impractical Jokers as a long-time pal of theirs.

Vulcano revealed: "We’re in talks with AEW right now to see how we can work with them, fingers crossed, on a storyline or something of that nature.”

While the likes of Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley and CM Punk have all landed in AEW after successful stints in WWE, it doesn’t appear that Sal and co are ready to distance themselves from Vince McMahon’s empire any time soon.

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“We have a long-standing relationship with WWE,” the comedian stated.

“The people that work there are really terrific – they’ve always taken care of us.

We’re huge fans, we push them all the time. We tried to do something with them in the way of a storyline for a few years, and for one reason or another, it kept falling through.

“Half of that roster are friends of ours now, which is wild to say as a wrestling fan growing up to think that you’d be on that side of it and that those people would be your friends.”

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