More News on AEW’s Launch, Talent Involved, Starrcast & More

July 13, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

2019 started off with a huge announcement from The Elite confirming
that they will indeed be launching their very own wrestling promotion
this year. As reported previously, All Elite Wrestling is the name of
the promotion, and there will be a rally on January 8th with more
details about AEW’s birth. Other reports have said that AEW officials
have already had talks with several networks about airing the show, Cody
Rhodes and The Young Bucks have confirmed their involvement in AEW, and
some of the talent for the show is coming together now as well.
Wrestlers and fans alike are going to be watching the All Elite
Wrestling rally with great interest on the 8th, but a couple new details
have just been released early.
A few new details that have come out lately about All Elite Wrestling relates to some of the talent that will reportedly be involved in the project. According to Pro Wrestling Torch’s Sean Radican, there are already a large number of independent wrestlers who have been signed to “holding deals,” which are temporary placeholder deals that will eventually become full time contracts once AEW lands a TV deal. It has also been reported that some of the contracts are worth plenty of money with some even stretching as far as six figures. Money for AEW is being invested by Tony Khan, who was also recently revealed to be working as the President of the upstart promotion. Expect to see tons of big wrestling names declare the participation in AEW this year.
What’s interesting about the original All Elite Wrestling announcement from yesterday is a small detail that some fans may have initially missed. On the advertisement for the AEW Double or Nothing show, a logo for Starrcast can be seen. Starrcast was a huge wrestling convention that took place in Chicago, Illinois over the weekend of the All In event last year. Conrad Thompson, who headed up the original convention has not confirmed if there will indeed be another Starrcast, but he has been telling outlets to “stay tuned for additional announcements.

Join us January 8th in JACKSONVILLE for more information on Double or Nothing…and AEW!
— Double or Nothing (@ALL_IN_2018) January 1, 2019

Finally, Sean Radican also confirmed that BJ Whitmer, who left ROH not too long ago, will be working for AEW in a backstage capacity. He tweeted out the promotion’s logo yesterday as well, seemingly confirming his new role.
— BJ Whitmer (@BJ_Whitmer) January 1, 2019

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