All Elite Wrestling
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|All Elite Wrestling|
|Founded||January 1, 2019|
|Headquarters||1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, |
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is an American professional wrestling ‘promotion’ founded in 2019. Its inception was announced by Shahid Khan and his son Tony, with the former acting as the promotion's lead investor, and the latter being the founder, president and CEO of the company. Professional wrestlers Cody Rhodes, Matt and Nick Jackson, and Adam Page, collectively known as The Elite, were the promotion's inaugural contracted talents. Rhodes and the Jacksons are serving as both in-ring performers and executive vice presidents alongside Kenny Omega, fellow professional wrestler and co-founder of The Elite.
Since October 2, 2019, AEW has produced a two-hour weekly television show, AEW Dynamite, airing live on TNT in the United States. CBS Sports described AEW as "the first company with major financial backing to take a swing at beginning to compete with WWE on a major level in nearly two decades".
Background and formation
In May 2017, professional wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer made a comment that the American professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor (ROH) could not sell 10,000 tickets for a wrestling event. The comment was responded to by professional wrestlers Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks (the tag team of Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson), who were then top stars signed to ROH and good friends both inside and outside of professional wrestling as part of the group Bullet Club (and later part of the sub-Bullet Club faction, The Elite). They promoted and held an independent professional wrestling event called All In in September 2018, featuring wrestlers from ROH as well as other promotions. The event sold out in 30 minutes and had the largest audience in attendance for a professional wrestling show in the United States held and organized by promoters not affiliated with WWE or World Championship Wrestling (WCW) since 1993. The event was attended by 11,263 people. The event was acclaimed, and it led to much online speculation that Cody and The Young Bucks would expand their ambitions and create their own professional wrestling promotion or do a second All In event. People in the television industry were also very impressed with the show.
On November 5, 2018, several trademarks were filed in Jacksonville, Florida, that indicated the launch of All Elite Wrestling. Names filed for trademark 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 ROH. The official announcement of AEW's creation came at midnight Pacific Time on January 1, 2019, in an episode of Being the Elite, a YouTube web series created by and featuring The Elite. Also announced in the episode was Double or Nothing, AEW's inaugural event and sequel to All In.
On January 2, 2019, Cody and The Young Bucks officially signed with the promotion as competitors as well as serving as AEW's co-Executive Vice Presidents, while entrepreneur, football executive, and longtime wrestling fan Tony Khan was announced as the president of the company. Tony and his father, Shahid, were reportedly backing the promotion as lead investors. The Khans are billionaires and part of the ownership group of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham F.C.
Cody's wife, Brandi Rhodes, was announced as the company's chief brand officer on January 3, 2019. On January 8, 2019, the company held its inaugural press conference on the forecourt of the TIAA Bank Field, where they announced talents that were going to perform as part of the promotion, including former ROH wrestlers the team of SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Scorpio Sky, and Frankie Kazarian), "Hangman" Adam Page; independent wrestlers Dr. Britt Baker, Joey Janela, and former WWE wrestlers Pac, and Chris Jericho. They also announced a working relationship with Chinese professional wrestling promotion Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (OWE).
On February 7, 2019, the group held a press conference where tickets were released for Double or Nothing. Other big announcements included Kenny Omega joining as a competitor and the company's fourth co-Executive Vice President, as well as the signings of Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix), Best Friends (Trent Beretta and Chuck Taylor), and a partnership with Mexican promotion Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA).
Early history and TNT debut
On May 15, 2019, AEW and WarnerMedia announced a deal for a weekly prime-time show airing live on TNT, the network that formerly had broadcast WCW's Monday Nitro during the Monday Night Wars (1995–2001). CBS Sports describes AEW as "the first company with major financial backing to take a swing at beginning to compete with WWE on a major level in nearly two decades".
On May 25, 2019, AEW produced their first ever pay-per-view (PPV), Double or Nothing. It took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and saw the debut of Jon Moxley. Also during Double or Nothing, pro wrestling veteran Bret Hart unveiled the AEW World Championship belt.
On August 31, 2019 AEW produced their second pay-per-view event, All Out. At the event, the AEW Women's World Championship belt was unveiled and in the main event, Chris Jericho defeated Adam Page to become the inaugural AEW World Champion.
On October 2, 2019, Dynamite debuted on TNT which averaged 1.409 million viewers, which made it the largest television debut on TNT in five years. Also on October 2, WWE 's NXT would make their two-hour debut on USA Network (the previous two episodes featured the first hour on USA with the second hour on the WWE Network), and they averaged 891,000 viewers. Dynamite beat out NXT in viewership and more than doubled its competition in the key adults 18-49 demographic, scoring 878,000 viewers compared to NXT's 414,000. This would also mark the beginning of the "Wednesday Night Wars". Prior to and after the episodes, untelevised matches were filmed to air on AEW Dark on the following Tuesdays (except before pay-per-view events, where the episodes air Fridays) on AEW's YouTube channel.
On January 15, 2020, WarnerMedia and AEW announced a $175 million contract extension for Dynamite on TNT through 2023 and that AEW would be launching an upcoming second television weekly show.
On February 19, 2020, AEW reached a new media rights deal with German media company Sky Deutschland (which previously broadcast WWE and Impact Wrestling shows) to broadcast AEW pay-per-views on Sky Select Event.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
As other sports cancellations and postponements were being announced in March 2020, AEW began to be impacted by the American onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Following the suspension of the 2019-20 NBA season after two players tested positive from the virus, the March 18 episode of Dynamite was held without spectators from Daily's Place in Jacksonville, Florida. Double or Nothing was supposed to take place on May 23, but on April 8, the MGM Grand Garden Arena announced that they had canceled all events up through May 31 due to the virus. Nevada has been in a state of emergency since March 12, banning all public gatherings indefinitely. In response, AEW announced that Double or Nothing would still proceed as planned but from Daily's Place, as well as TIAA Bank Field stadium for the main event match.
On April 13, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had deemed AEW, like WWE, an essential business critical to the state's economy, and had added an exception under the state's stay-at-home order for employees of a "professional sports and media production" that is closed to the public and has a national audience. In an interview on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Tony Khan stated the pandemic has deprived AEW millions of dollars in revenue from live events.
On August 3, Jazwares released the first line of AEW action figures and toys. AEW announced the return of ticketed fans to live events on August 20, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines including wearing masks, physical distancing, and temperature checks. Beginning with their August 27 episode of Dynamite, they allowed up to 10 percent capacity at Daily's Place and up to 15 percent capacity starting at All Out.
On November 10, the promotion announced AEW Games, the company's video game brand. AEW revealed that three games are in development; AEW Casino: Double or Nothing and AEW Elite GM for mobile devices, and a untitled console game developed by former WWE 2K developer Yuke's. On December 8, AEW started a partnership with Impact Wrestling, which saw AEW World Champion, Kenny Omega making several appearances on Impact! segments, during the following weeks. Kenny Omega would later make his in ring debut for Impact at Hard to Kill.
On February 3, 2021, at Beach Break television special AEW started a partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). After the main event, Kenta made his AEW debut and hit Jon Moxley with his finishing strike, the Go 2 Sleep. Kenta would later make his AEW in ring debut at the following Dynamite. For the Double or Nothing pay-per-view in May 2021, the venue was raised to full capacity, making it the first time AEW held an event with a capacity crowd since March 2020.
Return to touring
In May 2021, AEW announced that they would be returning to live touring, beginning with a special episode of Dynamite titled Road Rager on July 7 in Miami, Florida, in turn becoming the first major professional wrestling promotion to resume live touring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Road Rager was also the first in a four-week span of special Dynamite episodes called the "Welcome Back" tour, which will continue with the two-part Fyter Fest on July 14 and 21 in Cedar Park, Texas and Garland, Texas, respectively, and then conclude with Fight for the Fallen on July 28 in Charlotte, North Carolina. In June, AEW announced that the September 22 episode of Dynamite would be another special episode titled Grand Slam and would be AEW's New York City debut, a city primarily known as home territory for WWE, as well as their first full event held in a stadium.
On May 8, 2019, AEW reached a new media rights deal with British media company ITV plc to broadcast AEW shows on ITV4 with pay-per-views being broadcast on ITV Box Office starting with Double or Nothing on May 25, 2019. However, after ITV Box Office ceased operations in January 2020, ITV no longer broadcasts AEW pay-per-views in the UK.
AEW releases a "Road to..." and "Countdown to..." series of videos on its official YouTube channel prior to Dynamite and pay-per-view events. The videos consist of interviews, video packages, and backstage segments. The series is used to hype pre-existing matches, as well as create new rivalries.
On February 19, 2020, AEW reached a new media rights deal with German media company Sky Deutschland (owned by Comcast, WWE's United States broadcast partner, which previously broadcast WWE and Impact Wrestling shows) to broadcast AEW pay-per-views on Sky Select Event.
On May 19, 2021, AEW announced that Dynamite would be moving to TBS in January 2022. In addition, AEW also announced that they would be launching a second weekly TV show called AEW Rampage, which will air on Fridays at 10 P.M. on TNT before moving to TBS in January along with Dynamite.
|Program||Original release||Original network||Notes|
|AEW Dynamite||October 2, 2019–present||TNT||AEW's flagship program.|
|AEW Dark||October 8, 2019–present||YouTube||Features untelevised matches held during Dynamite tapings.|
|AEW Dark: Elevation||March 15, 2021–present||YouTube||Features AEW's established and rising stars, as well as the top independent wrestlers.|
|AEW Rampage||August 13, 2021–present||TNT||AEW's second weekly television program.|
AEW pay-per-view events are available via B/R Live in the United States and Canada, and via FITE TV internationally. Additionally, AEW PPVs are also available via traditional PPV outlets in the United States and Canada and are carried by all major satellite providers.
Championships and accomplishments
AEW currently officially owns and sanctions four championships: a men's world championship, a women's world championship, a men's secondary championship, and a men's tag team championship. There is also one further championship that in storyline is not sanctioned by the promotion but is regularly featured on AEW programming.
AEW also has working partnerships with other promotions and has officially sanctioned title matches for the AAA Mega Championship of Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, the National Wrestling Alliance's World Women's Championship, and NJPW's IWGP United States Championship on AEW programming. Additionally, Impact Wrestling's World Championship and World Tag Team Championship have also appeared on AEW programming.
This list includes AEW's four sanctioned championships and one unsanctioned championship. The following is correct as of July 29, 2021.
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Days |
|AEW World Championship||Kenny Omega||1||December 2, 2020||239||Jacksonville, Florida||Defeated Jon Moxley at Winter Is Coming.|||
|AEW TNT Championship||Miro||1||May 12, 2021||78||Jacksonville, Florida||Defeated Darby Allin on Dynamite.|||
|AEW Women's World Championship||Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.||1||May 30, 2021||60||Jacksonville, Florida||Defeated Hikaru Shida at Double or Nothing.|||
|AEW World Tag Team Championship||The Young Bucks |
(Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
|1||November 7, 2020||264||Jacksonville, Florida||Defeated FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) in a Last Chance match at Full Gear.|||
|FTW Championship |
|Ricky Starks||1||July 14, 2021||15||Cedar Park, Texas||Defeated Brian Cage at Fyter Fest Night 1.|
These accomplishments are mostly special matches that typically award a match for one of the above sanctioned championships.
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