Wednesday, January 2, 2019

All Elite Wrestling

Big wrestling news dropped on January 1st as All Elite Wrestling was officially announced.

For those who don't know, this is the promotion that Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks have founded. Their financial backers are Shahid Khan and Tony Khan who are most well known here in America for owning the Jacksonville Jaguars.

It is going to be very interesting to see how this one goes as The Elite faction has certainly carved out a following on the independent scene. I'm very interested to see what talent lands there as well.

As for events, this is the first and only event scheduled at this time. Snippet below is from the Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online:
There will be a Double or Nothing rally at TIAA Bank Field (the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) in Jacksonville, Florida at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, January 8, with more information about Double or Nothing and AEW being revealed then. The advertisement notes that the rally will include a "special announcement from The Elite." The Young Bucks, Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Hangman Page, Daniels, Kazarian, and Sky are featured on the ad, and it says that there will be more special guests.
The Observer piece has some other interesting bits of information and is definitely worth the read.

The most interesting aspect to me is Cody following in his father's footsteps outside the ring as he will be the Executive Vice President for the promotion and the Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) will handle the booking.

So far Cody betting on himself has certainly worked so it will be interesting to see where this thing goes from here. 

I keep saying "interesting," but possibly the MOST interesting aspect is whether New Japan works with them, and if that means the NJPW/ROH relationship is over.

Anyhow, wild times/fun times. Will be fun to watch this thing go.