All Elite Wrestling Press Conference: Everything Announced

The All Elite Wrestling/Double or Nothing rally and press conference took place in front of TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. It gave the wrestling world more information on the brand new promotion coming in 2019.

There's been rumors and speculation for months, but the new promotion was announced on January 1 at the end of the 132nd episode of the Being the Elite webseries. Shortly after, the promotion signed its first in-ring performers including Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Adam Page and Britt Baker. Brandi Rhodes signed on to All Elite Wrestling as the company's chief branding officer.

Cody and the Young Bucks also revealed the Double or Nothing event, which will likely act as the second All In.

Shad Khan, who owns the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC of the English Premier League, put out a press statement revealing he will be the lead investor of AEW with his son Tony Khan serving in a leadership role.

There's plenty of news and signings coming out from the rally and press conference about the AEW promotion and the Double or Nothing event. Here's everything that happened at the AEW press conference:

Note: This list is being updated

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  • It was announced before the event that Billy Gunn will be a producer for All Elite Wrestling.

#AEW #DoubleOrNothing Rally @AEWrestling first producer @RealBillyGunn

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 8, 2019
  • The first new signees for All Elite Wrestling were Christopher Daniels, Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian (a.k.a. SCU).
  • Cody Rhodes comes out and announces himself and the Young Bucks as executive vice presidents for All Elite Wrestling.
  • The Young Bucks explained they were approached by the Khan family to join AEW. They were asked if they really wanted to change the world, and if they could help.
  • They reveal that they made a deal with a promotion in China called OWE to work with them and develop talent that haven't been seen in America.
  • Double or Nothing will run on May 25 at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
  • Brandi Rhodes (CBO) comes out and announces that AEW will have a women's division. They met with some of the top Japanese wrestlers and will announce more on that later.
  • Women will be paid equally to the men.
  • Brandi announces the first signee to the AEW women's division, Britt Baker.
  • Britt Baker says she wasn't just the first women signed, but one of the first athletes AEW signed and that the promotion is dedicated to the women's division.
  • MJF shows up to announce he has signed with AEW.
  • Joey Janella and Penolope Ford announce they have signed with AEW.
  • Hangman Page is next to come out and says that he will become the first All Elite Wrestling Champion and is interrupted by Pac (formerly known as Neville)
  • Pac says he has bad news for Page and that he is a part of AEW and he's already a champion.
  • Cody and the Young Bucks announce the second AEW show will be in Jacksonville with a large percentage of the gate being donated for gun violence.
  • Chris Jericho comes out and announces he's joining AEW.

What do you think of All Elite Wrestling and its announcements? What do you hope happens with the promotion in 2019? Let us know in the comments section below.