Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and more kicked off the launch of All Elite Wrestling today during a rally outside of TIAA Bank Field — watch the livestream below.
What AEW announced during the rally:
- Tony Khan was confirmed as President of AEW
- Billy Gunn was announced as the company’s first backstage producer
- SoCal Uncensored confirm our report from yesterday, they’ve signed deals with AEW
- Cody took the stage next and began talking about the pay for wrestlers. Says they’re going to change the wrestling economy and make sure the wrestlers get paid properly.
- Rhodes says wins and losses will matter in AEW more than they ever have before.
- Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson take the stage next. Matt says the company will be welcoming to all. “If you’re an Elite athlete, we want you.”
- Heavily hypes an agreement the company made with OWE, a company from China with wrestling that fans in America have never really seen before.
- “Double or Nothing” will take place May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
- Brandi Rhodes takes the stage next. Says they want to have a strong women’s division with the best female wrestlers in the world. “We care about our women, they are top talent. They will be paid equally. There’s no sliding scale.
- Britt Baker’s signing was then confirmed and she took the stage.
- Conrad Thompson returns to the stage next and is interrupted by MJF.
- Before MJF can announce anything, he’s interrupted by the Jaguars mascot. The two have a confrontation which ends with Joey Janela hitting him from behind. Joey and Penelope Ford take the stage to confirm they’re “All Elite.”
- Hangman Page takes the stage next. Says he’s happy to not having a corporate overlord telling him how to play his music going forward. “My boss is you.”
- Page says he’ll be the first All Elite Wrestling Champion …. THEN HE’S INTERRUPTED BY PAC!!
- PAC says he’s “All Elite”
- Cody and The Bucks return to the stage to say they’ll be running a show in Jacksonville, Florida. But no details were given on when.
- Chris Jericho takes the stage next and says he’s “All In with All Elite Wrestling”
- The rally ends with lots of fireworks.