Ever since All Elite Wrestling was officially announced by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks in January during an episode of Being The Elite, there has been a lot of excitement from fans about the possibilities of the promotion.
AEW’s first-ever show is set to take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 25th. The pay-per-view event will be called “Double Or Nothing.” The next logical step is to get a television deal locked down.
Rhodes recently did an interview with the New York Post where he spoke all things AEW including how their television show will feel fresh.
“To me it’s treating it as live sports,” Rhodes said. “The core to that is characters, and I think characters beam across your television set or devices in ways perhaps people have forgotten. Wrestling used to have these great enhancements matches, these squash matches where you would see these characters and the things he could do. He’d tell you what you had at the pay-per-view event and things of that nature.”
Rhodes continued, “At the core of all wrestling, when it’s done right, is the characters and their connection to the audience,” Rhodes said. “If you really think about it, we’re the only thing out there — the pro wrestling genre in general — we are the only thing out there with that type of engagement with the audience, and that engagement somehow affects what happens in the ring, especially when you are someone like a Chris Jericho and you can hear it, feel it completely in your bone. It’s really important that the character engage the audience. You don’t just want to be watching a show, you want to be participating.”