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01-01-2019, 20:45   #1
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AEW - All Elite Wrestling (*Spoilers for Latest Show*)


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After weeks of speculation, All Elite Wrestling is now official.

AEW was officially announced at the end of a Being the Elite episode that was uploaded at midnight Pacific time on January 1, 2019. In addition to the promotion, the episode also announced "Double or Nothing" -- the sequel to All In.

The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, and Hangman Page were included in the reveal of AEW and Double or Nothing. SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky) were also part of the episode.

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 rally will be free to attend and will be taking place at the parking lot in front of West Club at TIAA Bank Field. Live stream information for it will be announced soon.

AEW has been rumored since October, with trademarks for the promotion being filed in November.

As the announcement was made, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez discussed the details of AEW on Wrestling Observer Radio. Here are some notes from the episode:

- There are guys signed to the promotion, including Cody. The Young Bucks aren't officially signed yet but could be within 24-48 hours.

- There's no television deal for AEW yet, but there are "multiple offers out there." Meltzer said he's confident enough to say that he thinks it will happen.

- People are being signed to multi-year contracts.

- Tony Khan (of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC) is the head of the company. He's a longtime professional wrestling fan and the son of billionaire Shahid Khan.

- What happens with AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling is "100 percent up in the air." Everyone in All Elite would like to have a relationship with NJPW and would like to continue working with them. Whether or not NJPW will do it is up in the air.

- The success of All In wasn't lost on certain people in the TV industry. Those who watched it were very impressed.

- Meltzer doesn't think ROH talent will be working for AEW -- they'll be competing for the same wrestlers. Meltzer called this the greatest thing for talent since the WWF/WCW war, with WWE, AEW, and ROH now all competing for talent. They all wanted Bandido, and ROH got him.
Really interested to see how they do. I think a good TV deal will be essential and obviously filling the roster with good talent.

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01-01-2019, 21:30   #2
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ALL In proved that there really is something there.

There is no doubting that my greatest days of wrestling were at the peak of the MNWs. With the backing of a millionaire there is a bang of WCW of it.

Don't like Cody but I think he could be very much his fathers son in terms of booking/running a fed.

All that said, can see WWE not letting this become a major powerhouse.
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First in with the sign Punk.
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Would love for this to take off big time , Vince will be sour faced having supposedly offered them all deals
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Don't want to hark on the WCW comparisons but you'd wonder if they were to "make Cena the third man" how close would it make them to WWE.

When you compare the feds, who is second and how far behind the top dog are they?
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Don't want to hark on the WCW comparisons but you'd wonder if they were to "make Cena the third man" how close would it make them to WWE.
Jericho more likely I'd imagine
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Jericho more likely I'd imagine

Or Punk maybe...
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Any non preforming big names that might be a 3rd man are more than likely tied to WWE Legends contracts.
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I really hope they don't get JR for commentary. He was awful with NJPW.

I could definitely see Punk being signed.

Also if they can't get a working relationship with NJPW would that mean no Kenny Omega or would he leave to join I wonder.
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A utterly motivated Punk out to sock it to Vince & Co could be absolute lightning if it happens.

Would love to see them be attractive enough and powerful enough to poach some talent already at the WWE that are miles from being has beens. The borderline boys like Balor and his ilk. Maybe get the likes of Cesaro and give him a bit of a fresh start Ala Christian Cage in TNA.
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Would they not of bought TNA or whatever it's called now and made that the promotion ??

So we have WWE vs TNA vs ROH vs AEW now

Reckon they will sign a lot of ex WWE guys who will get released etc

Will we see the return of the wars in 2019 ??. Different era, different formats
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The only wars would be between ROH, Impact and AEW. And that's unlikely as I'd say they may want to try and work together occasionally.

I'm trying to think when the last big batch of releases was. Seems if WWE are taking all the indy guys, they're less likely to release ones who aren't asking for release.

If AEW runners can manage their egos and don't make themselves the title holders it may be OK. They need to look more at the pre Hogan TNA and avoid the trap of bringing in loads of names. Daniels and Kasabian have that experience from their time there.

As for them buying Impact, that is a damaged brand at this point
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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,
Smackdown is on in the same City that night.



AEW Tank?
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I wonder what they plan for Wrestlemania weekend. I'm sure the MSG event was planned with all these guys involved
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I'd agree that AEW is more likely to be competing against the likes of Impact Wrestling and ROH (And Lucha Underground), and will do well to just survive.



I don't see any problem with them using ex WWE wrestlers, they have to draw eyes to their product, and that's one of the ways to do it. Even before Hogan arrived in TNA it was full of ex WWE/WCW/ECW wrestlers (Christian, Angle, Raven, Sting, Steiner, Scot Hall, Kevin Nash, etc, etc). Even Christopher Daniels previously had contracts with both WWE and WCW (even if they were developmental/short term).



Personally I reckon both Jake Strong (Jack Swagger) and Johnny Morrison/Mundo/Impact both could bring value to it.



OF course, AEW could end up being just another Global Force Wrestling.
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