AEW: 1 Year On
After their ground breaking announcement this time last year, we discuss AEW in how they’ve changed the landscape of wrestling.
Our team give their 12 month report on the Elite and Tony Khan ran promotion AEW.
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12 months can fly by in a flash.
Fans of wrestling are always calling out for new products to be on the market. For years WWE has been the top tier of wrestling in America, as well as all over the world.
Cody Rhodes along with close friends Matt & Nick Jackson, The Young Bucks, promoted and held an independent professional wrestling event called All In in September 2018, something Cody had wanted to do for a long time. The decision was spurred when Dave Meltzer stated that an non-WWE couldn’t sell 10,00 tickets in America.
That event sold out in 30 minutes and was a massive success. It had the largest audience in attendance for a professional wrestling show in America held and organised by promoters not affiliated with WWE or WCW since 1993.
With that, an eruption burst out along the world wide wrestling scene. Speculation afterwards was that Cody and The Young Bucks would expand their ambitions. Be it a second All In event or create their own professional wrestling promotion.
On November 5, 2018, several trademarks were filed that indicated the launch of All Elite Wrestling. Names filed for trademark. These included: All Elite Wrestling, AEW All Out, All Out, AEW, Double or Nothing, Tuesday Night Dynamite, AEW Double or Nothing, and several logos.
In December 2018, Cody, The Young Bucks, and several other wrestlers left Ring of Honor. Signalling a change was coming.
AEW is formed
The official announcement of AEW’s creation came at midnight Pacific Time on January 1, 2019 in an episode of Being the Elite.
Cody and The Young Bucks officially signed with the promotion as competitors as well as serving as AEW’s co-Executive Vice Presidents. The twist would come when entrepreneur Tony Khan was announced as the president of the company.
Tony and his father, Shahid, were reportedly backing the promotion.
This week Sarah and her panel take a look back over the past 12 months of All Elite Wrestling. They will be talking in depth about the formation of the promotion and how it had impacted other wrestling promotions.
The team will also brea down their pay-per-views so far, as well as looking ahead to what can happen in the next 12 months.
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