Yesterday the wrestling landscape drastically changed as All Elite Wrestling revealed they had signed a huge deal with TNT to air their weekly show that will commence later on this year. This was followed up by a report suggesting that AEW are looking to have some “UK-friendly” pay-per-views, meaning those in Britain might not have to stay up until the early hours of the morning to watch some of AEW’s biggest shows.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 15, 2019
While AEW’s new TV show is exciting, we cannot look past their first official event ‘Double or Nothing’, which is set to take place on May, 25 in Las Vegas. Management have big plans for the show, and Executive Vice Presidents Matt and Nick Jackson teased that we might be seeing a few surprise appearances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Speaking to WrestlingNews.co at the Turner Media upfronts, the Young Bucks said they were speaking to a few exciting wrestlers, and hinted that one or two may be appearing at the big show:
Nick said “Take a look at our roster. Those are all the guys we’ve wanted. There may be a couple that I can’t talk about yet. We might be negotiating right now with some. We want surprises to happen and we have a big show in 10 days, Double Or Nothing in Las Vegas”. Matt then added, “You never know who you’re gonna see in Las Vegas.”
AEW is building up an impressive roster, but wrestling legend Chris Jericho has warned his current employers not to make the same mistake as WWE, his former employers, and have too big of a roster:
“We’re not doing it that way where anyone who doesn’t like what they’re doing in WWE is automatically guaranteed a job in AEW. We will look at every talent on an individual basis. There’s some guys we’d love to have in WWE, and there’s some guys we probably wouldn’t take. Obviously we haven’t even had a show yet and our roster is already very deep. When you talk about the Double or Nothing show, how many people can you book on that show? If you have 60-70 guys, you end up with the same problem as WWE”.
This past week, Jack Swagger spoke in an interview about AEW, and implied that fellow former WWE star Dean Ambrose (now Jon Moxley) might not only be signing with the new promotion, but also appearing at Double or Nothing. It is unknown if Moxley is one of the stars the Young Bucks were referring to in their interview.
Thanks to Cageside Seats for the transcription.