All Elite Wrestling could be on the verge of securing one of the most electrifying tag teams in the business to exclusive contracts in the United States.
According to Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer, the Lucha Bros, made up of Pentagon Jr. and Ray Fenix, could become US exclusive to AEW pretty soon. That would mean that the likes of Impact Wrestling and Major League Wrestling won't be able to use them anymore. The stars are said to be tying up all loose ends with US-based promotions as it relates to storylines to accommodate the move.
“None of this is done, but everything I’m kind of hearing is that Fenix and Pentagon are soon going to be exclusive in the United States to AEW," Meltzer is quoted as saying (h/t Mandatory).
“I know that the deal that AEW and AAA were trying to make with Phoenix and Pentagon was to get them under contract where they would only work for AAA in Mexico and they would only work for AEW so that would get them out of The Crash [Lucha Libre] and out of CMLL, and it would also mean IMPACT and also MLW.
“And I know that MLW was going under the idea that they’re finishing them up so this looked like maybe the same thing.”
AEW is looking to make a huge splash when they finally debut on TV. The promotion's Double or Nothing tickets have already sold out and Chris Jericho recently revealed that an announcement regarding a deal with a "huge cable company" is coming soon.
Double or Nothing will feature Jericho against Kenny Omega, who was also snatched up by AEW after his contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling expired. Cody Rhodes is also set for a face-off with his older brother Dustin Rhodes, who was recently released from his WWE contract.
What This Means
The Lucha Bros will be a real draw for AEW. They're already poised to take on The Young Bucks for the AAA Tag Team Championship at Double or Nothing.
If they were to sign a US exclusive deal, they would be able to compete for promotions outside of North America but only AEW therein.