All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has held its press conference in Jacksonville, Florida, to start with the company. During the same, the executive vice presidents, Cody and the Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), have been revealing some surprises and announcements regarding talents.
Chris Jericho has appeared at the end of the show to comment that he will work for All Elite Wrestling in the show “Double or Nothing” and that they will change “the universe”. Another confirmed talent is the current Open the Dream Gate Champion, PAC, which has appeared to face Adam Page. Page had made the announcement that he intends to be the first champion of the company, but PAC has come out to confront him, confirming that he will also work with the company.
The additions of PAC are joined by the incorporations of MJF, the MLW wrestler. MJF appeared to insult the public and show host, Conrad Thomson. MJF continued with his talk until Joey Janela appeared to attack MJF with a crutch. Janela confirmed that both he and Penelope Ford will be All Elite.
Apart from these announcements, it was confirmed that AEW will work together with the Chinese company Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (OWE), announcing the participation of the CIMA team, STRONG HEARTS. In addition, the incorporation of Britt Baker and SCU (Christopher Daniels, Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) became official.
— ORIENTAL WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT (@ORIENTALWRESTL1) January 9, 2019
As for the women’s division, Brand Manager Brandi Rhodes commented that she has been in contact with wrestlers from Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. Rhodes has also indicated that the wrestlers will receive the same remuneration as men, charging the same. In additional notes, Billy Gunn has been confirmed as an AEW producer.
Below is the list of confirmed talents:
- Chris Jericho
- PAC (Neville)
- Joey Janela
- Penelope Ford
- Britt Baker
- SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Kazarian and Scorpio Sky)
- STRONG HEARTS
- Billy Gunn (producer)
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 9, 2019