After announcing the big All Elite Wrestling last night, AEW announced that a meeting will be held next Tuesday in Jacksonville on TIAA Field, the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. That is an interesting point, because WWE will hold SmackDown that evening in the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, which is just a few minutes' walk away.
According to this report from PWInsider, many talents that All In worked in September are in discussions for "multi-year" deals with the new promotion. The report also suggests that different networks are talking about TV deals with AEW. No date for Double or Nothing was announced, but it is rumored that it will take place sometime in the spring of 2019. More information about the event is expected to be announced in the coming week.
It is assumed that Tony Khan will take the lead in opening doors for AEW, and the idea of a timeslot on Tuesday night was mentioned as a possibility. That report also noted that BJ Whitmer reportedly became a producer.
In a related note, Ryan Satin says that sources close to the situation have said that Cody Rhodes will act as executive producer, with Matt and Nick Jackson as bookers. Other Being The Cast members can also serve as agents. This could be an idea of the future of boys like Daniels and Kazarian:
A reliable source told me a few weeks ago that Cody would be the executive producer of AEW events / possible TV program and The Bucks would be the bookers, while other members of BTE would act in backstage roles (such as agents).
I assume that this has not changed in the following weeks.
– Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) 1 January 2019
It is worth remembering that Cody, The Bucks, Hangman Page, Brandi and SCU are advertised for the rally next week, but no other talent has been confirmed as involved in the promotion.
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After the announcement last night, AEW launched an official Pro Wrestling Tees store and brand added to a Twitter account that was created last month.
Get your merch now! https://t.co/nsSo8oMUyv pic.twitter.com/BrKIdhp7iB
– All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) 1 January 2019