During the past two years, All Elite Wrestling has changed the landscape of pro wrestling. Originally a partnership of The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Cody Rhodes, AEW has quickly become the premier rival to WWE.
The company’s stacked roster has quickly made it a powerhouse in the professional wrestling scene, attracting talent from all over the world. It’s been able to mix mainstream star power–like Chris Jericho or Jon Moxley–with a gritty underdog atmosphere that sucks in the fans.
As a result, AEW has started to make a dent in the independent pro wrestling scene as well. The company has snagged the likes of MJF and Allin, who were rising stars on the indie scene.
One of the most important aspects of AEW’s success is the way it’s booked. AEW President Tony Khan is a brilliant booker, a rare talent that has quickly established his promotion as the top competitor to WWE.
All Elite Wrestling is a professional wrestling organization based in Jacksonville, Florida. It is owned and operated by the Khan family, who also owns the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the Premier League’s Fulham F.C.
The organization is a rival to WWE and is reportedly interested in merging with Vince McMahon’s company, according to people familiar with the matter. The Khan family is looking to partner with a strategic media company and share intellectual property while merging the two leagues.
AEW is developing its first video game, and Yuke’s, the developer of classic fighting games such as WWF No Mercy and Def Jam Vendetta, is working on it. The game will feature a wide variety of playable wrestlers and is slated for release in 2023.