Jim Ross appeared on EPSN and discussed his free agency. He mentioned that he was talking to AEW but also would be open to doing voice-overs or a college football radio show.
All Elite Wrestling
On Cody Rhode’s official Youtube channel, Cody announced that the “Over Budget” Battle Royal will be returning to AEW’s Double or Nothing.
While the winnings were not announced, Cody did talk about how it would make the winner.
Cody also teased looking at bigger buildings for the future.
ALL ELITE WRESTLING SLAMMING INTO VEGAS NEXT WEEK
FOR ‘DOUBLE OR NOTHING’ TICKET ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY
— The Elite to Reveal On-Sale Date, New Talent and Partnerships on Thursday, Feb. 7 —
LAS VEGAS (January 31, 2019) – All Elite Wrestling, the new wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite, today unveiled plans for the highly anticipated DOUBLE OR NOTHING ticket announcement party next week in Las Vegas.
On the heels of their riotous launch rally in Jacksonville, The Elite are looking to raise the bar even higher as they aim to astound and exhilarate fans at the DOUBLE OR NOTHING party on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. PST at the Splash Pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event is open to fans on a limited capacity, first come first served basis.
Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and Brandi Rhodes will reveal spectacular new signings, exciting new partnerships, ticket on-sale information and a surprise special guest. In addition, “Hangman” Adam Page and SCU (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) will partake in the festivities. In true Elite style, fans can expect a slice of the unexpected with all this talent on one stage.
Fans can watch the event live starting at 6 p.m. PST/ 9 p.m. EST on BeingTheElite.com (YouTube), @AEWrestling (Twitter), /TheYoungBucks (Facebook) and @TheBrandiRhodes (Instagram). Fans can also interact on all these platforms using the hashtag #AEW.
“We promised to change the wrestling landscape in 2019, and it’s already starting to shift,” said Cody Rhodes, AEW Executive Vice President. “Our roster is growing every day with awesome acquisitions, we’re gathering incredible momentum among our fanbase, and we’re poised to sell out the DOUBLE OR NOTHING event in record speed. Whether you can join us in person next week or plan to follow the news socially, get ready to party with us on February 7, and let’s start the countdown to DOUBLE OR NOTHING on May 25.”
DOUBLE OR NOTHING will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 25. Stay tuned for more info at BeingTheElite.com (YouTube), @AEWrestling (Twitter), /TheYoungBucks (Facebook) and @TheBrandiRhodes (Instagram).
The Young Bucks spoke with Chuck Carroll of CBS sports about all things AEW. One of the big notes was their take on television distribution.
Nick started out by saying that they wanted to take things old school and not insult fans. He also commented on how much people like to binge watch.
Matt would later come in and say that he believes that AEW will eventually need TV. TV is an important factor in long term growth of AEW. There is not current TV deal signed that they are comfortable with commenting on, however they did say that they would like to become the first wrestling promotion to successfully do streaming.
Commentary: I still believe that it is more important for AEW to produce a weekly show and put it somewhere than it would be for them to run quarterly shows and search for a TV deal.
Brandi Rhodes Talks All Things All Elite Wrestling
Brandi Rhodes, the Chief Brand Officer (Or Chief Brandi Officer) of All Elite Wrestling called into Wrestling With Ruben and discussed all things AEW.
What is All Elite Wrestling? What type of TV will they do? And much much more!
In a recent interview, The Young Bucks discussed the idea of All Elite Wrestling having a streaming deal.
I recently wrote the idea that AEW could survive and thrive on a streaming deal with fan support. Brandi did discuss what she thinks could happen with AEW’s TV deal.
Brandi also discussed why she thinks now is a much better time to launch a wrestling company than it was a few years back when Jeff Jarrett attempted to launch Global Force Wrestling.
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Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and AEW announced that their innagrual event as AEW will be Double or Nothing that is set for May 25, 2019 in Las Vegas.
AEW will be running MGM Grand for their inaugural event. More details to come.
The All Elite Wrestling Live Stream.
I am the lead investor, a supporter and a backer of All Elite Wrestling, and I anticipate great things today and into the future for AEW and everyone who has worked passionately on this week’s launch. I know AEW will be welcomed by wrestling fans here in the U.S. and throughout the world who are ready for something new and authentic. AEW will work hard to deliver on that promise.
As important, I am the father – the proud father – of Tony Khan, who will serve in a leadership role at AEW during the 2019 launch and in the years ahead. Tony will assemble a great team to take AEW over the top, for the benefit of everyone who loves the wrestling industry, while continuing to serve in his current capacities with the Jaguars and Fulham.
AEW will operate as an organization completely independently from my other interests. It will not deter attention or divert resources from any of my businesses, teams, projects or investments. At the same time, AEW will enjoy the same full commitment I given to everything and everyone in my life – my family and friends, my business and, in recent years, to sports, hospitality and now entertainment.
TONY KHAN STATEMENT ON AEW, Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Wrestling fans are a community unlike most others. I’ve been a part of this community since I was 7 years old, and I can tell you that wresting fans see the world every day through a special lens. We see wrestling in Hollywood films and tv shows, we see elements of wrestling in the presentation of sports and in the marketing of grandiose star athletes, and we certainly see wrestling in politics.
The wrestling community is a constant; its members are diverse, we are physically located on all corners of the planet, yet we are constantly connected. Recently, a new family has formed, bonded by love and respect for wresting but armed with a vision and resources that have never before been available to the wrestling community. Our objective is to connect our community closer than ever before through All Elite Wrestling, or AEW.
AEW does not mean any less of a continued commitment to existing obligations and duties that I have, or my family has, to our business and sports interests. That will never be the case. What’s important is that every individual decision we make as family, whether it’s ownership or investment in a team or property, is 100 percent beneficial to those specific interests. I will always welcome that accountability and responsibility, as nothing is more important than serving our supporters and friends.
AEW will launch with a roster of the top wrestlers in the world. While they’ll clash in what will be some of the most intense and fast-paced contests ever sanctioned in the squared circle, they’ll also share a common goal: to make this the true golden age, to make this the greatest time ever to be a wrestling fan. Likewise, as a business, by treating our wrestlers with respect and warmth, we also seek to make this the golden age for the performers themselves.
I urge everyone who believes in what we’re doing, or wants to believe in dreams coming true, to support AEW by spreading the word and passing the wrestling bug onto someone else. My message: Get in on the ground floor with AEW today and help lead our movement to grow the wrestling community and ensure that the voices of the wrestling fans, their creative minds and their remarkable ideas, will always be heard.
Editor’s Note: The line “Do they need TV for long term growth? Possibly. ” has been edited as it was an original misrepresentation of our stance. The original line was “Do they need TV for long term growth? Absolutely. “
Being The Elite’s Youtube Channel has officially announced the launch of All Elite Wrestling. The promotion is said to be owned by Tony Khaun with Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks said to be on the executive team as well as talent for the promotion. More news on talents, distribution, and more are set to be announced soon. With all this hype, AEW has left more questions than answers.
Will They Have or Need TV?
This is a question that has been asked time and time again: Can AEW get some sort of TV distribution deal? Will they need a TV deal? Me personally, I don’t think they will need a TV deal. At least in the short term.
Is a TV deal necessary for the promotion to get off the ground? No. I don’t think so. I’m not sure how many people ordered All In on the Fite app, but I’m sure that collectively AEW can start running shows that can make them profitable.
Think about this: On Twitter, they have a combined 1.8M followers. On Youtube, they have over 300,000 followers. If 10% of them sign up for a Patreon at $15 a month, that would be $2.7M a month or $32.4M a year. Of course, this is using the rule of 10% and hoping that 10% of their following would actually sign up for this.
That $32M a year could fund Youtube shows. They can find venues where they can sell out and make money on the ticket, sell ad-space online, and of course their merch store would be a huge money maker for them.
Do they need TV for long term growth? Possibly
I actually think that having fans being able to go “all in” with the guys is a great idea. Gives the audience a sense of ownership and a sense of them being apart of the team. No wrestling company has done that.
Who, Other Than Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, And SCU, Will They Feature?
With the announcement, no real announcement of any talent signings were made. This leaves us to wonder, who else will AEW bring in to fill up the roster?
This is important. Cody has come out and said that he plans to not wrestle as much in the future. The 33-year-old son of a plumber’s son might want to go full time for another handful of years before slowing down.
The Young Bucks are a tag team. Will they eventually want to go solo and try to compete for the top titles in AEW? Or will they stick together as a unit?
What Is ‘Double or Nothing’?
The AEW team has announced that Double or Nothing is coming. Will it be their launch event? Will it just be the planned rally?
I guess we have to wait and see.