All Elite Wrestling has now established itself as a reference company in the sports entertainment sector. Tony Khan’s federation has already surpassed WWE in the 18 to 49-year-old demographic, as well as having hired the likes of CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Adam Cole in the past few months.
The addition of these three free agents has further increased the value of the brand and the ‘ratings’, while the WWE struggles tremendously to rejuvenate a product increasingly screwed on itself. The latest shows organized by AEW, with particular reference to ‘All Out’ and ‘Grand Slam’, have struck the right chords electrifying fans all over the world.
As part of his ‘Grilling JR’ podcast, Jim Ross discussed the quality of AEW’s roster at length. In JR’s opinion, Tony Khan’s array of talent has what it takes to rival any other roster in pro-wrestling history.
Jim Ross talks about AEW
“When I look through the list of wrestlers who play in All Elite Wrestling, I get goosebumps. This roster is no less than that of the WWE during the famous ‘Attitude Era’ That concept holds true for any other roster in pro wrestling history as well.
It is reasonable to expect great things from AEW in the coming years” – analyzed Jim Ross. ‘AEW All Out’ has been recognized as one of the most spectacular pay-per-views of the modern era. “I’ve heard a lot of people claim that All Out has been the best PPV in many years now.
This is their opinion and they have the full right to express it. It was a fun, hilarious event, full of emotions and twists. I have been involved in many great shows over the course of my career and I think All Out is only comparable to WrestleMania X-Seven,” Jim Ross commented.
The effects of the global pandemic have not hampered the rise of AEW that much, unlike what happened in WWE. The Stamford-based company has had to release over 50 superstars in the past year and a half. Since Adam Cole, CM Punk and Bryan Danielson’s arrival in AEW, the company has gathered a lot of buzz.
Having another former WWE Champion join their ranks will be yet another boost for the young promotion. Wyatt was one of the leading merchandise sellers in WWE and his release came as a big surprise to many. He’s believed to be a very creative person and will be a big asset to AEW.
Wyatt can not only lead The Dark Order, which was formerly led by Brodie Lee but could also have storylines with his former tag team partner Matt Hardy. It will also be interesting to see which of the personas Wyatt brings to AEW.