All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is a professional wrestling promotion founded in 2019 by entrepreneur Tony Khan, alongside Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson). AEW is known for its focus on in-ring athleticism, storytelling, and inclusivity.
History and Founding
AEW was officially announced in January 2019, with its inaugural event, Double or Nothing, taking place in May of the same year. The event was a critical and commercial success. It led to the launch of a weekly television show, AEW Dynamite, on TNT later that year.
AEW’s focus on inclusivity has been a key component of its success. The promotion has a diverse roster of wrestlers, including many female and LGBTQ+ performers. This has led to the creation of the AEW Women’s Championship and the signing of notable female wrestlers such as Nyla Rose and Dr. Britt Baker.
AEW’s style of wrestling emphasizes athleticism and storytelling. Matches often feature high-flying maneuvers and hard-hitting strikes, with a focus on exciting and innovative action. The promotion has also been praised for its creative storytelling, which often incorporates real-life issues and emotions.
AEW’s Impact on the Wrestling Industry
AEW has had a significant impact on the wrestling industry since its inception. Its success has led to increased competition in the industry, with other promotions such as WWE and Impact Wrestling making changes to their programming in response. AEW’s focus on inclusivity has also had an impact, with other promotions and wrestling fans alike calling for greater diversity and representation in the industry.
All Elite Wrestling has quickly become a major player in the professional wrestling industry. The company’s focus on athleticism, storytelling, and inclusivity has won over fans and critics alike. Its success has had a significant impact on the industry, and it is likely to continue to be a major force for years to come.