On January 1, 2019, there was a huge event going on. No, I’m not talking about hangovers and New Year’s Day Bowl games. I’m talking about the announcement of a brand new wrestling promotion – All Elite Wrestling! The promotion, founded on the heels of “All In” being a massive success and Cody Rhodes being a global superstar, is being funded by Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Tony Khan. That’s pretty legit and I think the promotion is legit as well.
Here’s the roster as it stands today:
• Cody Rhodes
• The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson)
• Chris Jericho
• “Hangman” Adam Page
• Christopher Daniels
• Frankie Kazarian
• Scorpio Sky
• Joey Janela
• Maxwell Jacob Friedman
• PAC (formerly known as Neville in WWE)
• El Lindaman
• Takehiro Yamamura
• Brandi Rhodes
• Britt Baker
• Penelope Ford
That’s pretty legit. Let’s dive in. Of course Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks are there – but CHRIS JERICHO?! And Neville?? They’re going hard and they’re coming straight for WWE. Plus – guess who is working as the producer? Mr. Ass, Billy Gunn!
AEW already has a second “PPV” planned – Double or Nothing and the promotion is working on a TV deal. But will this promotion be different than other ones and will it really rival WWE? Well, maybe?
The promotion promises that wins and losses will matter, something that is very obviously not the case in WWE. AEW also promises that people can cheer for whoever in the hell they want! Do you like the lowest of the low? Cheer for them! Do you love Cody Rhodes? Cheer for him! Plus, it looks like AEW will be working with other promotions to increase that roster size immediately.
It’s been a long time since the WWE has had any competition and the product has gotten a bit stale – maybe this is the shot in the arm the WWE needs to get things turned around. Regardless, I’ll be starting from the very beginning and following AEW to give everyone here an update.
Let me know – are you interested in AEW? Do you think they can rival WWE? Are we headed back to “Monday Night Wars”? Lots of questions and lots of excitement. Drop down in the comments and let me know what you think!