All Elite Wrestling will apparently not shy away from WWE Superstars who they're interested in and are coming to the ends of their contracts.
At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2019, the rumors revolving around All Elite Wrestling became a reality. Cody Rhodes and co, via the latest episode of Being The Elite, revealed that they are in fact starting up their own promotion. They also revealed the name of AEW's first big show, Double Or Nothing.
The rumors of whether AEW would come to fruition at all have now been replaced by speculation as to what might happen next, and who exactly is involved in the venture. Before any official announcement, names such as Jim Ross and Chris Jericho were thrown around. Well, apparently, the two WWE Hall Of Famers will be involved in AEW one way or another.
That's according to a recent report from Rajah.com. The site has reported a litany of info regarding who is involved with AEW and who the promotion has in its crosshairs. First of all, the promotion will apparently "go hard" when it comes to WWE Superstars nearing the ends of their contracts. It also wants to mix in some legends with Goldberg's name currently doing the rounds. That's due to Barry Bloom's apparent involvement, an agent taking care of the recruitment side of things.
Back to JR, and Rajah.com believes the legendary announcer will be heavily involved with a number of things at AEW. The reason he has been vociferously arguing that recently is because, for the next few months, he is still under contract with WWE. Jericho will also be involved "in depth", and as touched upon above, when it is legally able to, AEW will aggressively pursue WWE talent that it's interested in.
As for Rhodes and The Young Bucks, they might not be as involved with the company as you might imagine. While it has already been revealed that the three of them are Executive Vice Presidents of the promotion, for the most part, their focus will be on the wrestling side of their jobs. It is certainly an exciting time for the wrestling business, and we can't wait to see what's next for AEW.