“All Elite Wrestling” is the upcoming hot professional wrestling promotion spearheaded by Tony Khan, son of billionaire owner of Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham F.C. Shahid Khan.
The rumored promotion has already made headlines in the professional wrestling industry with its various trademark filings and aims to change the face of the business that is currently ruled by Vince McMahon.
WWE legends Chris Jericho and Jim Ross were initially reported to be part of AEW as owners. However, such speculations have been scraped courtesy of a new report by Pro Wrestling Sheet that states that the former report was a bit too exaggerated as both men would solely be talents in AEW.
Hottest independent circuit wrestlers namely Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, Marty Scurll and Adam “Hangman” Page (The Elite) will be heavily pushing the promotion and will speak to global talents who are interested and will be able to work for AEW.
As per reports, All Elite Wrestling will go live around late 2019 or early 2020. If the developing story becomes a reality, then fans can expect to see AEW’s first official match either in 2019 or 2020 at the earliest.
What’s interesting is that WWE’s SmackDown deal with Fox commences in October 2019 and the television network has specially asked Vince McMahon to include more sports and less comedy on the blue brand’s show. If AEW manages to strike a deal by fall 2019, then brace yourselves to witness another cut-throat modern-day professional wrestling television war.
WWE has already taken precautionary measures by locking down its talent pool to prevent AEW from rattling its nest.
Rhodes, Omega and The Young Bucks will have their current deals expire in January 2019. If they don’t sign with any other major promotions before Q3, that would be enough confirmation for the fans that AEW is a sure-shot reality.