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Unread 01-08-2019, 03:09 PM
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Default The All Elite Wrestling Discussion Thread

In a little less than an hour AEW is holding a rally to promote their Double or Nothing event.

Figured it was worth starting a thread to discuss the new promotion.

Confirmed Roster:
Male superstars
Christopher Daniels
Cody Rhodes(also Executive Vice President and Producer)
Frankie Kazarian
Hangman Page
Matt Jackson(also EVP)
Nick Jackson(also EVP)
Scorpio Sky

Female Superstars
Brandi Rhodes(Cody's valet and Chief Brand Officer)
Britt Baker

Road Agent
BJ Whitmer

Neville/PAC is in Jacksonville today and it's predicted he's there for the rally
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Unread 01-08-2019, 03:45 PM
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I have to admit I am really excited for the first time in years. If they indeed can also confirm Omega it would be beyond huge!
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Unread 01-08-2019, 05:00 PM
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Also of note is that Shahid & Tony Khan own AEW. Cody and The Bucks have 0% stake in the company.

1st statements from the owners:

http://whatculture.com/wwe/aew-owner...ease-statement
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I'm man enough to admit it - ever since WCW... went away... I have mourned its loss like a family member. The arrival of AEW kinda feels like a nice big piece of my soul is being given back to me, somehow. It's been ... a while.. since I was so looking forward to something, really happy about this.

That Rally today was all kinds of fun to watch too. Really enjoyed that. And there are new confirmed signings now as well.

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Unread 01-08-2019, 06:07 PM
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It'll live or die by a TV deal. The inability to get on TV is what made GFW dead on arrival, and we've all seen how much Impact have struggled to obtain and keep a TV deal over the last 7 or 8 years.

Of course the biggest ace they have to play is All In. The fact that they can turn to any network and demonstrate that with no TV, on reputation alone, these guys filled a 10k seat arena and put on the biggest non-WWE wrestling show in decades should impress and interest the suits.

The fact that their billionaire is already connected in media and sports should help out too.

This could really turn into something special.
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Unread 01-08-2019, 06:24 PM
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Roster so far:


Cody Rhodes
Brandi Rhodes
The Young Bucks
Hangman Page
Chris Jericho (WWE already removed his .com profile LOL)
PAC
Joey Janela
Penelope Ford
MJF
Britt Baker
SCU (Daniels, Kazarian, Scorpio)
Strong Hearts stable from OWE/DDT (CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman, Takehiro Yamamura, Gao Jingjia, Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz, Trey Miguel, Duan Yingnan)

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I asked Khan about contracts. Said the top employees in #AEW will be paid with full benefits (this includes Cody and the Bucks, etc.). Talent paid competitively based on their background, but would not delve into specifics of who gets benefits. Men and women paid at same rate.
https://twitter.com/JonAlba/status/1082779160337149954

More notes here:

https://www.cagesideseats.com/2019/1...le-joey-janela
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Unread 01-08-2019, 06:37 PM
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I'm anxious for them to announce a TV deal myself. Seeing Chris Jericho show up at the Rally gives me all kinds of confidence in them though. I admit, I had a doubt or two in the beginning, but when Jericho showed up... I just knew this was going to be huge.

A TV deal, whenever it comes... and I do feel like it's a when, rather than an if... will be another giant brick for the foundation.

Really looking forward to how things develop, moving forward.
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I know they announced the location and date for Double or Nothing, but was there any word on tickets? As soon as I told my wife they got Jericho she went looking but didnt find anything.
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I am so looking forward to this, cheers to a thriving wrestling industry in 2019. Hope no one messes this one up.
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Chris Jericho (WWE already removed his .com profile LOL)
They finally moved it to the alumni section.
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Unread 01-09-2019, 02:54 AM
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The women's division is a concern. They need to raid the indies hard before WWE do in the lead up to this year's Mae Young Classic.

UK: Viper, Kay Lee Ray, Jamie Hayter, Millie McKenzie, Bea Priestly

US: Priscilla Kelly, Santana Garrett, Kimber Lee, Veda Scott, Nicole Savoy, Shotzi Blackheart, Rachael Ellering, Delilah Doom

Australia: Madison Eagles, Shazza McKenzie, Kellie Skater, Kellyanne, Jessica Troy
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https://twitter.com/KShawnng/status/1082832615244218368

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Just talked to an OWE personnel. This is what I was told about AEW.

1. Expect PWG, Wrestle-1, DDT and AAA to join AEW.
2. AEW wrestlers are expected to wrestle at OWE events.
3. TNT or TBS may already've been final, but most likely a tape show and not prime time.
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Unread 01-09-2019, 11:38 AM
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I really wasn't expecting a live show for the AEW promotion initially. The events being live really doesn't matter as you can see from NXT. As long as AEW provides a different alternative, that's all that matters.
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The women's division is a concern. They need to raid the indies hard before WWE do in the lead up to this year's Mae Young Classic.

UK: Viper, Kay Lee Ray, Jamie Hayter, Millie McKenzie, Bea Priestly

US: Priscilla Kelly, Santana Garrett, Kimber Lee, Veda Scott, Nicole Savoy, Shotzi Blackheart, Rachael Ellering, Delilah Doom

Australia: Madison Eagles, Shazza McKenzie, Kellie Skater, Kellyanne, Jessica Troy
If you're going Jessica Troy from Australia, you're as well picking up Charli Evans too because they're a fantastic double act. Indi Hartwell would be a good pick up too.
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I'd like Allysin Kay and Mercedes Martinez to get a look as well.
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