We can finally talk about All Elite Wrestling as if it's an actual thing because, on New Year's Day, its existence was made official.
The rumored promotion All Elite Wrestling has finally been confirmed to be a reality. As the clock struck midnight on the west coast of the US on New Year's Eve, a brand new episode of Being The Elite dropped. At the end of that episode, Elite members Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, and Hangman Page confirmed the existence of the promotion as well as what its first big event will be called.
Since that groundbreaking announcement, the wrestling corner of the internet has naturally been abuzz with what might come next. On New Year's Day, Rhodes' WWE Superstar brother Goldust took to Twitter to discuss how proud he is of what his brother is currently doing. Goldust even wrote, "My brother has everything our father had." It's true and is extremely high praise.
Want to take this time to say just how proud I am of @CodyRhodes . My brother has everything our father had. He has learned so much about being a wrestler, a business man, and an entertainer. He will bring it, in this huge venture he has created. #BestOfLuck #AEW. Love ya brother— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) January 2, 2019
What will be interesting to see in the coming months is who will join AEW, whether they be affiliated with WWE right now or not. One man who has denied any association with the new promotion is Jim Ross. That's likely because he is still under contract with WWE until March. After tweeting that 2019 will be "a compelling year for pro wrestling," some fans assumed he was referring to his possible association with AEW. However, JR continues to play coy on the subject.
The biggest and perhaps most important reaction of all to AEW's existence finally being unveiled is that of the American Nightmare himself, Cody Rhodes. After the dust had settled following the initial announcement, Rhodes issued a statement about how much launching AEW means to him. He also revealed that he is an Executive Vice President with the promotion.
For now at least, we probably won't learn anything more about what we can expect from AEW. That's because most of the people involved will be focusing on this weekend's Wrestle Kingdom 13. However, once Rhodes and The Bucks are back in the US, they have promised an announcement relating to the promotion's first big show, Double Or Nothing.