Recently a variety of wrestling sites have been reporting about a new wrestling promotion being in development. Reports have stated that everyone from Jim Ross & Chris Jericho to the Young Bucks & Cody Rhodes have a part in the promotion and though some of it is a little clearer, let's go over what we know at this point and time. From the latest it seems that co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise Tony Khan is the financial backer of a new wrestling promotion. The report goes on to mention that the former Bullet Club members Cody Rhodes, Marty Scrull, Hangman Page, Kenny Omega, and the Young Bucks could all be involved in some way with the promotion.
In recent months a lot has been talked about regarding the future of The Elite in Ring of Honor & New Japan as every member mentioned above has an expiring contract. To date only Marty Scrull & Cody Rhodes have turned down extension with ROH & Cody has already stated that he would want to remain with New Japan. As far as where things are with the current IWGP World & Tag Team Champions not much is known about there futures, but if what they've been saying is true it seems possible they are all staying together.
The thing that makes this story all the more interesting is that we now have a name for the new promotion All Elite Wrestling. We found out the name after they filed for trademarks in early November with the above name one of the trademarks. Other trademarks include:
Note: For those who might not be aware the address attached to the trademarks that were filed for AEW was 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive which is the same address of the Jaguars stadium. This brings most fans to believe that Tony Khan or his family will be involved in this company in some way, but we definitely need to know more before making any rash judgments. Stay tuned!!