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NFT: NFL owner looking to compete with Vince McMahon

DanMetroMan : 1/8/2019 1:16 pm
"Tony Khan and Shad Khan issued their first public statements today regarding the formation of All Elite Wrestling. Shad, the billionaire businessman who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars, said that he is "the lead investor, a supporter and a backer of All Elite Wrestling."

His son Tony, who is a co-owner of the Jaguars and a longtime wrestling fan, said that the promotion will launch with a roster of the top talents in the world and he urged everyone to support the upstart group."

Kind of interesting to see an upstart company "take aim" at the WWE while Vince brings back the XFL
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Dont see it happening  
dep026 : 1/8/2019 1:29 pm : link
people who bitch and moan about WWE, its still has a stranglehold on the sport. With NXT doing extremely well.... big names still coming into WWE...

Its going to be very hard to overtake them. The only way it does is you throw insane money at the wrestlers, and that still may not be good enough.
I haven't watch wrestling for over 15 years  
aimrocky : 1/8/2019 1:33 pm : link
but is it really the talent that makes the league? I'd imagine if this upstart league has interesting story lines that push the envelope, they would draw viewers.
top story line  
Rocky369 : 1/8/2019 1:36 pm : link
bring back mud wrestling.
It's up to Kenny Omega  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/8/2019 1:40 pm : link
if he goes over, then it has a chance. WWE offered him a big deal, so it will be interesting. AEW can't do the same model as WWE, but they don't have to.
Obligatory gif of Tony  
Diver_Down : 1/8/2019 1:45 pm : link
Jaguars were terrible this year  
moespree : 1/8/2019 2:14 pm : link
The soccer team he owns in England is probably going to be relegated which means a massive loss of revenue. He's not the best owner of things in the history of the world. Unless he gets a proper infrastructure in place it won't compete. It's just going to be an organized version of what the Indy scene looks like. And that has never and will never compete with Vince.
others have tried. Look at Impact Wrestling.  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/8/2019 2:28 pm : link
i mean they have the storylines and the talent but in the end, Vince is king.

and forget if he gets competition, he will bury them. Look at when Impact Wrestling with big names tried to compete against WWE. They got demolished.

This one has a shot...  
Pete44 : 1/8/2019 2:35 pm : link
I'm always skeptical of other wrestling organizations competing vs. the WWE, but if there was a time, now is the time. The WWE is stale and a lot of their mid-carders that wrestling fans want to see more of have expiring contracts with an eye on AEW.

In addition AEW has money, Good Ole JR and star power with Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks and have been a youtube sensation, with some major networks very interested.

If that was not enough, Kenny Omega, a guy the WWE desperately wanted chose AEW.

This could be different as timing is everything...
This could be interesting.
RE: This one has a shot...  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/8/2019 2:45 pm : link
In comment 14254343 Pete44 said:
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I'm always skeptical of other wrestling organizations competing vs. the WWE, but if there was a time, now is the time. The WWE is stale and a lot of their mid-carders that wrestling fans want to see more of have expiring contracts with an eye on AEW.

In addition AEW has money, Good Ole JR and star power with Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks and have been a youtube sensation, with some major networks very interested.

If that was not enough, Kenny Omega, a guy the WWE desperately wanted chose AEW.

This could be different as timing is everything...
This could be interesting.


is that official on kenny?

JR is with AEW?

WWE was stale with when Impact was at its height. what happened then?
Impact fell in love with 80s and 90s wrestlers  
Ten Ton Hammer : 1/8/2019 2:58 pm : link
and things got sour.
RE: Impact fell in love with 80s and 90s wrestlers  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/8/2019 3:01 pm : link
In comment 14254366 Ten Ton Hammer said:
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and things got sour.



but mixed in todays big stars, Aj Styles, Samoa Joe and others.
RE: RE: Impact fell in love with 80s and 90s wrestlers  
Pete44 : 1/8/2019 3:14 pm : link
In comment 14254371 GMAN4LIFE said:
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and things got sour.



but mixed in todays big stars, Aj Styles, Samoa Joe and others.


Impact ran out of money after overpaying older guys like Hogan and WWE still had Cena and some other stars.

JR is going to AEW when his contract with WWE is over

Omega is official from what I have heard.
RE: RE: RE: Impact fell in love with 80s and 90s wrestlers  
Matt in SGS : 1/8/2019 3:21 pm : link
In comment 14254396 Pete44 said:
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and things got sour.



but mixed in todays big stars, Aj Styles, Samoa Joe and others.



Impact ran out of money after overpaying older guys like Hogan and WWE still had Cena and some other stars.

JR is going to AEW when his contract with WWE is over

Omega is official from what I have heard.


A bit of an asshat here, but yes, I can tell you I know JR is going there. And they are talking to some big networks to push this. If you ever are going to take on the WWE, now is the time because there is an uptick in interest in Wrestling, their rating have been going down and Vince isn't getting younger and has stretched himself thin pushing the XFL.
RE: RE: RE: RE: Impact fell in love with 80s and 90s wrestlers  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/8/2019 3:45 pm : link
In comment 14254414 Matt in SGS said:
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In comment 14254371 GMAN4LIFE said:


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and things got sour.



but mixed in todays big stars, Aj Styles, Samoa Joe and others.



Impact ran out of money after overpaying older guys like Hogan and WWE still had Cena and some other stars.

JR is going to AEW when his contract with WWE is over

Omega is official from what I have heard.



A bit of an asshat here, but yes, I can tell you I know JR is going there. And they are talking to some big networks to push this. If you ever are going to take on the WWE, now is the time because there is an uptick in interest in Wrestling, their rating have been going down and Vince isn't getting younger and has stretched himself thin pushing the XFL.


not trying to be a defender. hell i want the WWE to get competition because thats when they were better. The problem i see is Vince is still the man in WWE. He runs it. Triple H created and runs NXT. If Triple H takes over, that would be awesome.

AEW will be great as long as they differentiate themselves from WWE.
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Impact fell in love with 80s and 90s wrestlers  
Matt in SGS : 1/8/2019 3:51 pm : link
In comment 14254446 GMAN4LIFE said:
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In comment 14254396 Pete44 said:


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In comment 14254371 GMAN4LIFE said:


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and things got sour.



but mixed in todays big stars, Aj Styles, Samoa Joe and others.



Impact ran out of money after overpaying older guys like Hogan and WWE still had Cena and some other stars.

JR is going to AEW when his contract with WWE is over

Omega is official from what I have heard.



A bit of an asshat here, but yes, I can tell you I know JR is going there. And they are talking to some big networks to push this. If you ever are going to take on the WWE, now is the time because there is an uptick in interest in Wrestling, their rating have been going down and Vince isn't getting younger and has stretched himself thin pushing the XFL.



not trying to be a defender. hell i want the WWE to get competition because thats when they were better. The problem i see is Vince is still the man in WWE. He runs it. Triple H created and runs NXT. If Triple H takes over, that would be awesome.

AEW will be great as long as they differentiate themselves from WWE.


That's a fair assessment. WWE isn't going anywhere, but this will have a chance to become some real competition than your usual Indie circuit.
rumor is  
viggie : 1/8/2019 5:09 pm : link
Punk might come back this.
RE: rumor is  
FStubbs : 1/8/2019 5:19 pm : link
In comment 14254543 viggie said:
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Punk might come back this.


I don't think he likes wrestling much anymore, but his hatred for Vince might make him join up just to stick it to him.

Vince is at his best when he has competition. He hasn't had any in awhile.

Vince shouldn't try to compete with football and football shouldn't try to compete with Vince, but let's see what happens.
First to market  
Knineteen : 1/8/2019 5:54 pm : link
or first to rise.

I have no doubts McMahon could create a much better football product (compared to the NFL), but that doesn't mean people are going to willingly leave the NFL. There's too much history and people like what they are comfortable with.

The same thing can be said for the WWE.
RE: RE: rumor is  
Knineteen : 1/8/2019 5:57 pm : link
In comment 14254552 FStubbs said:
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Vince is at his best when he has competition. He hasn't had any in awhile.

Fucking bought them all out.

I was a massive wrestling fan but actually stopped watching the sport after McMahon acquired WCW and ECW.
No competition was too much of a turn-off for me.
Jericho announced he's joining AEW  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/8/2019 7:09 pm : link
so is PAC aka Neville.
omega  
Mr. Nickels : 1/8/2019 7:20 pm : link
is not official

wwe is very much in play
Rags said Vince  
viggie : 1/8/2019 9:19 pm : link
Offered omega 20 million for 4 years
RE: Jericho announced he's joining AEW  
GMAN4LIFE : 1/9/2019 8:14 am : link
In comment 14254649 Bobby Humphrey's Earpad said:
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so is PAC aka Neville.


thats a big get.

they need a legit TV deal. Not a fusion tv or some fight tv. Im talking USA, MTV or something.

Neville is a nice get too. But more is needed. New stars with some old ones. Just use the old ones as advisors and not the stars.

Just dont go against the big dog as they will get trounced.
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