The ELITE, The-The ELITE!
At the top of the year, Cody Rhodes, son of wrestling icon Dusty Rhodes, introduced the wrestling world to his new promotion, All Elite Wrestling. With help from billionaire businessman Shahid Khan (owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham F.C. of the English Premier League), Cody, Tony Kahn and The Young Bucks is looking to resurrect professional wrestling.
Since Vince McMahon’s original purchase of WCW and ECW in 2001, this essentially killed competitive wrestling, ideas and innovation. Years later, we had ROH and TNA, but both failed to capture mainstream appeal – due to backstage politics. Now, All Elite Wrestling is looking to start their own lane in the world of professional wrestling and sports entertainment.
This May 25th, the promotion is having their first ever event called Double or Nothing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. So far, the company has landed Chris Jericho, as well as several stars from the indies (Pac, Kenny Omega, Britt Baker and others).
During the inaugural press conference, Jericho went as far as to say, that AEW was paying him more than any wrestling promotion he’s ever worked for. At the moment, they also have an undisclosed TV deal lined up with a major network later this year. Since last November, WWE Monday Night RAW ratings have hit record lows, as they get ready to shift Smackdown to FOX Network later year.
We expect Vince to bounce back,
because he always does; but this AEW promotion is something the WWE is fearful of, with who’s behind it. So, with the right people in charge, like Cody and veterans behind the scenes focused on their specific roles – we can’t see it failing, it’s just impossible.
Take a look at some of the clips from AEW and stay tuned for the May PPV.
Chris Jericho: Change the Universe
AEW’s Double or Nothing Ticket Announcement Party
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