AEW Championship to be Inspired by the Mid-South North American Championship
A recent episode of Road to Double or Nothing had Brandi Rhodes and belt maker Dave Millican discuss design plans for AEW’s main championship belt.
Brandi stated that both Cody Rhodes and AEW owner Tony Khan recently discussed ideas for the belt to be inspired by the Mid-South North American Championship.
Milican confirmed that this was something suggested to him recently as the basis for the belt’s design.
“We’re going for that ballpark. Obviously a unique design, so that we won’t look like that title belt. But we’re swinging for the fences to get that knockout effect on the title belt itself.”
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) March 21, 2019
Lucha Brothers AEW Status Update
The Lucha Brothers, Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix, reportedly will be splitting their time between AEW and Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA) once AEW begins regular operations, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s issue that there have been recent talks where AEW would have exclusive rights to use the Lucha Brothers in the United States while AAA would retain the exclusive rights to use the pair in Mexico.
Sadie Gibbs Signs Deal with AEW
British indie wrestler Sadie Gibbs reportedly has recently signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling, according to the Wrestling Observer.
Gibbs has been wrestling since 2017 primarily on the United Kingdom indies scene. Gibbs also had a brief stint earlier this year for Stardom, which was cut short due to the death of her grandfather.
While AEW has not made an official announcement regarding her signing, Gibbs is currently expected to be the ninth person signed or announced for the company’s women’s division.
Television Deal Status Update
As noted before, AEW officials have been in negotiations with several cable television networks regarding a potential television contract for the company.
In an update to AEW’s TV deal status, Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that talks are still on-going regarding a potential television deal but AEW officials are currently in no rush to get one done any time soon. Meltzer reported that the company likely does have a deadline date to get a deal made but currently feel it will strategically benefit them to hold out for the time being to allow a potentially better deal to arrive on the table.