The AEW hype surrounding their new wrestling promotion is all over the world and is rightfully deserved. President and CEO of this new company is no other than Tony Khan, the son of Shahid Khan, who is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
They have a shit load of money, more than Vince McMahon, and are willing to spend whatever it takes to bring real competition to the WWE. That includes a major TV deal which hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, but everyone expects it to be TNT or TBS.
AEW will have its first official PPV Event on May 25th in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Arena. Four of the premier matches have already been announced…
1. Nick and Matt Jackson (The Young Bucks) vs The Lucha Bros (Pentagón Jr. &Rey Fenix)
2. Hangman Adam Page vs PAC (Neville)
3. Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho.
4. Cody Rhodes vs Dustin Rhodes
The WWE has their Money in the Bank PPV scheduled a week before Double or Nothing and they are definitely feeling the pressure from AEW. This past Monday, A.J. Styles won two matches on Raw to challenge Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship at MITB.
Now everyone including myself is excited for this dream match because realistically there aren’t many dream matches left to be had. The WWE UNIVERSE expected this match to happen at Wrestlemania 36, not the first PPV after this past Mania.
This dream match is happening so quickly because they want to put on a great show a week before AEW has their first official wrestling event. This is what I like to call “The AEW Effect”
The WWE better be careful because if AEW can convince C.M. Punk to come out of retirement and sign with them then that would be a game changer heard around the world.
Also almost all of these wrestlers were either rejected by WWE, not booked correctly, or WWE tried signing them too late. These wrestlers are hungry and excited to go toe to toe with the power house which is the WWE.