Wrestling Official AEW (All Elite Wrestling) Thread

Started by Epitome, Jan 3, 2019, in Sports Add to Reading List

  1. Epitome
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    Jan 3, 2019
    Making a new thread for this because 1. it's going to be huge and 2. it deserves it.
    I will update the thread as we learn more info

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    President (money man)- Tony Kahn
    Executive Vice Presidents- Cody Rhodes, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson
    Chief Branding Officer (lol)- Brandi Rhodes
    Dana Massie- Head of Merchandising
    Signed Talent- Hangman Page, Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky, Britt Baker, Chris Jericho, MJF, Joey Janela, PAC, Kenny Omega, Jimmy Havoc, Lucha Bros (per match deal while they are still under Lucha Underground contracts), Jungle Boy

    First Event- Double or Nothing: May 25th, MGM Grand Las Vegas (ticket announcement at rally on 2/8)
    Second Event- Date TBA, Jacksonville, FL
    Opening Rally- 1/8 in Jacksonville, FL (same day and city as SD Live is happening lol)
    Start Date- May 25
    TV Network or Streaming Platform- Unknown

    Rumored talent- Jim Ross (available April 1), Marty Scurll (available Fall 2019), Goldberg (lol), Dean Ambrose


    Let's gooooo @NJPWBros @WrestlingBros
    Btw- If anyone wants to make an AEWBros tag go for it, but for now, after this opening post, I think I will just use the NJPW one

    Updated 2/6 with roster additions.
     
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    Jan 3, 2019
    Good idea!

    I don’t see Marty going to AEW tbh. He’s decidedly not been included with the rest of the guys when it comes to the ‘stick together’ thing so I think he intends to eventually work for wwe
     
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    Marty is an interesting one...I really could see him going to any of the three.
    With ROH throwing around money to stay relevant (like they did with Bandido) I could see them building Marty up for the first 6 months of this year and make a big pitch to keep him.

    If WWE is smart they offer him a top spot in the company, like they are currently offering Kenny, but instead they'll probably do some dumb shit and pitch him on being the face of WWE UK lol

    Keep in mind too he makes a ton off merch...he was the #1 seller on pro wrestling tees in 2018, even outselling The Bucks and the original Bullet Club shirt. WWE doesn't negotiate merch splits with anyone so he would be losing out of that too.
     
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    Jan 3, 2019
    Can’t see Marty ever being anything in a McMahon owned promotion...doesn’t fit the look or anything
     
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    It's a shame...Pete Dunne should have been feuding with AJ Styles over the WWE Title last year but instead he was regulated to a lower tier show.
     
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    Jan 3, 2019
    I’m ALL IN for this
     
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    Double or Nothing is now pretty much confirmed to be Memorial Day weekend. Meltzer said they will build to that show for the first 5 months of the year, then start running the Tuesday night tv show and weekend house shows in June.

    Idk which one I'm going to pick (probably DoN since since it's in Vegas and I live in L.A.) but I am going to attend either Double or Nothing or the G1 in Dallas this year.
     
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    Jan 5, 2019
    Was thinking about going to this too. Wonder how the ticket situation will be.
     
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    It’s going to be a real tough ticket to get, unless you want to pay a ton on Stub Hub. Even though it’ll be 13,000 seats people from all over Texas and the surrounding states will be trying to go...not to mention the hardcore njpw fans that will fly in from Cali for the East Coast to see any new japan show that is in the U.S.
     
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    Kerser is the sickest.

    Jan 5, 2019
    Wtf this looked like a BTB when i opened it. Had no idea another promotion was being made. Looks interesting with the young bucks and cody rhodes as vice presidents
     
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    Kerser is the sickest.

    Jan 5, 2019
    I pretty much never watch wrestling anymore but this is interesting
     
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    Damn shit is already moving FAST

     
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    Saw that some writer said the contracts he's hearing are comparable to WWE and another writer said he heard similar things and the numbers are surprising.
     
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    With Khan backing them financially, the possibilities are endless
     
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    Khan has the $$$
     
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    Even better than WWE deal when you consider the same money but fewer dates...basically WCW contracts all over again!

    Meltzer alluded to, but didn't come right out and say, that after DoN when AEW gets started on their actual schedule they will only be running 3 shows a week. The live Tuesday night tv show and 2 house shows on weekends.
     
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    It's frustrating whenever I hear him talk about it now, very clear he's too close to the story to give much until it's cleared to go.
     
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    Yeah, he obviously knew back in Oct when all this started...but I don't blame him for not blowing the story and waiting for them to announce it themselves when they wanted to.

    Now I think he is just waiting for them to announce their tv deal and he will start talking about it like any other promotion. He already this week gave details that they didn't give themselves, like the date of DoN, their schedule, who they are trying to sign, etc. He's been in this position before when was really good friends with high ups at WCW and it was fine so it's all good.
     
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    Holy shit so Dave just said on WOR that New Japan has decided to choose to work with only ROH and not AEW.

    I thought the Kenny shit from a couple hours ago was definitely a work but now, f--k...maybe not. Everyone said during All In they were going to stick together moving forward and it looks like Kenny is keeping his word.

    So dumb for New Japan to pick ROH...I get they have the MSG together show coming up but there is no contract saying they have to ONLY work with ROH and can't also work with AEW

    @NJPWBros
     
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    Haven't listened yet. Really feel like ROH doesn't want them to, or else Marty would still be Elite and The Bucks wouldn't have done their farewells. They really can't go into that MSG show with tension/infighting over who's aligned with who, especially when they've been partnered and together for so long. Dumb move from both parties, tells me they're scared when they should be bending over backwards saying please.
     
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