All Elite Wrestling held their official AEW Rally live for Jacksonville, Florida this past Tuesday and if you missed in here it is in full below…
Highlights from the event include…
– “Double Or Nothing” PPV confirmed for May 25th, 2019 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.
– StarrCast II is happeing, likely the same weekend.
– AEW’s next show after “Double Or Nothing” will be taking place in Jacksonville, Florida, with a large portion of the gate going towards victims of gun violence.
– No television deal announced at the rally but apparently “offers are out there”.
– A special on AEW will air on HBO Vice.
– Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) will be Executive Vice Presidents, Billy Gunn is a Producer, Brandi Rhodes announced as Chief Branding Officer, Business is being bankrolled by Tony Khan (AEW President), whose father is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars & Fulham Football Club.
– Chris Jericho, PAC, Joey Janela, Penelope Ford, MJF, SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky), CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Takehiro Yamamura (from China’s OWE) & Britt Baker will all be appearing for AEW.
– Male & Female talent will be paid equally.
– Tony Khan claims that the hope is for all talents to gain Full Time employment with the company.
– There will be a working partership with China’s Oriental Wresting Entertainment.
– Currently, AEW will not be working with NJPW but that may change following ROH’s show with New Japan at MSG in April.
Headline quotes from the rally:
– Cody Rhodes – “Wins and losses will matter more than ever before”
– Tony Khan – “AEW talent will have favourable schedules, and I don’t wanna run down guys with too many dates or too much time on the road”
– Cody Rhodes – “Fans won’t be forced to cheer for anyone – fans can be whatever fans they they want to be”
– Matt Jackson – “All talent, no matter gender, race or religious views, are welcome in AEW. All they need to be is Elite.