All Elite Wrestling is World Wrestling Entertainment‘s biggest threat for the first time since the death of World Championship Wrestling in 2001.
AEW has a strong financial backing for the promotion is spearheaded by Tony Khan, son of the owner of Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham F.C., Shahid Khan, the Pakistani-American billionaire whose net worth is double than Vince McMahon‘s.
During its first rally last week, AEW announced the promotion’s first event “Double Or Nothing” that’s scheduled to take place on May 25 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
Fans are actually considering it to be The Elite‘s second event of its kind after last year’s sold-out ALL IN.
On E&C Pod of Awesomeness, WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Christian discussed Double Or Nothing’s potential to become a successful sell-out like its predecessor.
“I think they will [sell it out],” “I mean, I think they proved they could do it with ALL IN. I think they’ve stumbled… not stumbled… worked hard for this and I think there’s definitely an interest.”
“The only reason I say that with a question mark is because ALL IN was in Chicago [Illinois], which is a [pro] wrestling stronghold. Yeah, [Las] Vegas is just a little bit different. That’s the only reason I question it. And it’s a bigger arena. I think they ran a 10,000 seater the last time. This is 17,000+. I hope they do. I really do. And the Jacksons and Cody, The [Young] Bucks and Cody, I love the fact that even if they didn’t have this vision from the beginning, they realized to shoot for the stars and give this a try. And then, they run into financial folks like we talked about that are willing to do this with the Khans. It’s exciting!”