After last night’s AEW rally, Cody Rhodes and Brandi Rhodes answered some questions. They were asked by Pro Wrestling Sheet if they had anything to say about a potential TV deal and they both hinted that there will be big news about that coming soon…
Brandi Rhodes: Obviously, that’s always the goal for everything and as Cody said, we are a startup so we are in some very baby phases right now. What I can say is that more information on that will definitely be forthcoming sooner than later.
Cody: [winking] You see I’m winking? Yeah, again, we’re real slow, we’re gonna stagger – Obviously, to have Chris Jericho here to give us, in the wrestling industry, what we call the rub, and for him to, no pun intended, go all in with All Elite Wrestling – I want that to be the news today. So that meant we held some things back because we want to do this slow, we want to do it correct. So you’ll probably get more tidbits. We’re gonna keep putting things out there for people. TV is massively important but it’s not the end-all-be-all, as you’ve seen with Being the Elite and the medium we have. But we have big plans and remember, I was winking at you, so…
Wins & Losses
AEW owner Tony Khan was interviewed by X-Pac on his podcast today and talked about his plan to make wins and losses more important in AEW to make it feel like more of a “true athletic competition.”
Cody Rhodes also said at the rally yesterday that “wins and losses will matter like they’ve never mattered before.”
Khan: “Wrestling hasn’t been taken seriously as the true athletic competition it is. In other sports, wins and losses matter and I feel like wins and losses are a huge part of the equation and I really want a win and a loss to be taken seriously and the win / loss record should be a huge component of the competition and build up to the championship. It’s something we’ll take very seriously. In my background in sports, I’m a huge believer in statistics and I think that’s one area where in wrestling, we’ve seen some cool stuff got over, whether it was like the Goldberg streak with a shoot number… And to me, I just think there’s opportunities to do some really interesting things just in terms of building up athletes the way UFC has, as legitimate competition.”
— Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) January 10, 2019