Re: AEW - All Elite Wrestling (The Elite/Jericho/Ross/Khan) - New Promotion?
I'm so down with this if Jericho and JR are running things.
I'm so down with this if Jericho and JR are running things.
I'm worried just because you never know, this in Jericho's mind could be his chance to prove he should've been the guy somewhere. Obviously wild speculation, but I can't help it with such a risky move lolI can see Jericho getting the main belt to start with to get eyes on the promotion but Jericho seems to enjoy putting people over so I don’t see him being their “top guy”.
I’m curious who all they could realistically get and how that’ll effect their relationships with ROH/NJPW/Impact.
I see guys like Pentagon, Fenix, Dalton, the Addiction, Flip coming on board.
Not that sure. We're talking about big money and about names who put 10 000 asses to an indy show.If this is true then this is great. Another promotion for wrestlers to do what they love. It's not going to compete with WWE and nobody should ever expect it to so I hope noone thinks that.
I kinda wonder how they're going to do it. I personally would like for them to get new talent that isn't already everywhere on the independent circuit just so that we get new names out there. But they'll probably just work with other existing promotions.
@RapShepard I hope he doesn't do that. He has to understand that when you start a promotion it isn't about YOU...it's about the talent you put there and the fans that pay to see your shit. He was never the guy(To my knowledge)but he's had a good career. Put Ego aside and let others shine.
Some more details.As previously noted, the braintrust behind the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be getting into the professional wrestling business, as a limited liability company named All Elite Wrestling has been formed and is headquartered out of the TIAA Bank Field, where the Jags play their home games.
Recently, All Elite Wrestling, LLC applied for several trademarks that provide some insight as to the possible direction of the new pro wrestling promotion. The trademark filings suggest that The Elite [Thee, Thee Elite] will be involved in the startup.
With that said, Dave Meltzer spoke this morning on Wrestling Observer Radio about how important The Young Bucks are to making sure this venture even happens. Bluntly, he stated that if The Young Bucks do not decide to be a part of AEW, the deal will not exist. Since The Young Bucks are still under contract with ROH until the end of the year they are not free to negotiate. So, it is possible The Young Bucks do decide to sign with WWE or ROH after the first of the year and the whole idea is scrapped.
The situation, however, is different for Chris Jericho, Cody [Rhodes] and Brandi Rhodes. Since those three are currently not under a contract with anyone they are free to begin negotiations. Whether they decide to sign with the new AEW venture, WWE, ROH or NJPW has also yet to be determined.
In addition to seeking trademarks for 'All Elite Wrestling', All Elite Wrestling, LLC has attempted to procure two trademarks for 'AEW', a standard character mark for the letters 'AEW' as well as a mark for an 'AEW' logo featuring lettering akin to military stencilling.
Additionally, All Elite Wrestling, LLC has applied for trademarks for 'AEW Double or Nothing', 'Double or Nothing', 'AEW All Out', 'All Out', and 'Tuesday Night Dynamite'. The applications for 'AEW Double or Nothing' and 'AEW All Out' are accompanied by logos while the filings for 'Double or Nothing', 'All Out', and 'Tuesday Night Dynamite' are merely standard character marks for the wording only.
Interestingly, the application for 'AEW Double or Nothing' carries with it a logo of a poker chip with the wording 'AEW Double or Nothing' scrawled over the chip. While 'AEW Double or Nothing' has been rumored to be the title of the follow up pay-per-view to ALL IN, this common sense assumption cannot be confirmed through review of the trademark applications alone because the trademark, along with all of the other marks on record for All Elite Wrestling, LLC, are general and outline identical goods and services to each other.
Similarly, although it makes sense that 'Tuesday Night Dynamite' would be the name of All Elite Wrestling, LLC's weekly television broadcast, the application for 'Tuesday Night Dynamite' lists identical goods and services as all of the other trademark applications filed by All Elite Wrestling, LLC.
If there was any question whether 'The Elite' would be involved in this provocative venture with All Elite Wrestling, LLC, the filing for 'AEW All Out' should lay such doubts to rest, as the proposed 'AEW All Out' logo looks like the 'ALL IN' logo with a line striking through 'IN' and 'OUT' inscribed over it. This suggests that All Elite Wrestling, LLC will be associated with the people behind 'ALL IN' or at least that The Khans would not be receiving a cease and desist from The Young Bucks. Jokes aside, Killing The Business, Inc., The Jacksons' company, would be fully within its legal rights to contest All Elite Wrestling, LLC's trademark of 'AEW All Out' and 'All Out' as 'All In' was recently trademarked by Killing The Business, Inc.
Another interesting detail is that as of this writing, Killing The Business, Inc. has made no attempt to trademark 'The Elite' for pro wrestling purposes. Given that The Young Bucks, Cody, Hangman Page, Marty Scurll, and Kenny Omega call themselves 'The Elite' and Killing The Business, Inc. has trademarked 'Being The Elite' for the purposes of the stable's highly successful YouTube show, it is curious that 'The Elite' has not been snapped up by Killing The Business, Inc. and we have seen instead the formation of a new company, 'All Elite Wrestling, LLC'.
Meltzer also confirmed on Wrestling Observer Radio earlier today that he knows of people in WWE that are very interested in the new AEW venture. He was quick to point out that it does not mean any of the names he has spoken with in WWE will do anything. They are open to it and if AEW gets off the ground, ala WCW in the 90s, it could become a new destination for talent.
It's coming............. <Vince shitting himself>
It will be interesting to see who 'All Elite Wrestling' poach from WWE (ie Back-Of-House staff, as well as on-air talent).
Why would Vince be shitting himself? It took Cody and the Bucks a year to build a show to draw 10,000 people and that's when they had NJPW and ROH on their side. Now you are looking at trying to find a regular TV spot(when wresting that isn't WWE is struggling to find decent homes on high clearance TV networks) with building a talent roster hiring a fulltime staff promoting finding venues and spending the outlay on producing TV. If they make it to TV regularly then they have to build up an audience(that isn't exactly large even for the companies these people are already performing for and likely no longer will be performing for if they go this route and that's with the infrastructure already in place. This is a gamble more than a guarantee. Like I said before this could be a year away from being a thing that even has legs if it gets that far.
Vince/WWE were only 5-6 months away from becoming financially ruined when they were up against WCW. The owner of 'All Elite Wrestling', Tony Khan (and Father) are willing to put-up (and loose) US$700m to get this promotion happening.Probably, but that´s due to old age, not fear of an upcoming wrestling promotion.
yea have to agree with you on this !My main issue is that we can see the same guys on tv in other promotions. Njpw,roh,mlw,lucha,impact. Its getting boring. What made the first two seasons of lu so great is that you didn't see Pentagon or Fenix or Ricochet or Cage,etc anywhere else. As a FAN,this whole freedom of sharing wrestlers have water down the business. There are no more dream matches.
Where did you get that number? Seriously asking because I haven't seen anyone throw an actual number out there.Vince/WWE were only 5-6 months away from becoming financially ruined when they were up against WCW. The owner of 'All Elite Wrestling', Tony Khan (and Father) are willing to put-up (and loose) US$700m to get this promotion happening.
So again, I say.... <Vince shitting himself>.
One of the WWE/McMahon's weaknesses is that they don't do well up against competition promotions.