At this press conference, Cody and The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) announced that they had inked a partnership with OWE in order to use their talent for their shows.
Matt Jackson recently spoke to NuclearConvoy.com about a wide range of topics including AEW’s relationship with OWE in China and how this partnership will be vital to All Elite Wrestling.
“Immediately when I saw a couple of GIFs of the OWE guys on Twitter, I was attracted. So, I looked up more clips and did research on them. I quickly learned my old friend CIMA, who I’d made friends with years ago in Japan, was affiliated with them. That made sense right away, because the clips I watched had a real Dragon Gate feel to it. Yet still, it looked and felt so original. Like a fight scene from an old Kung fu movie. I knew I’d one day work with these guys right away. I’m attracted to anything out of the ordinary.
I think it’s vital to have something completely fresh and unseen by most eyes be one of the major highlights of our shows. We need to be different aesthetically, and OWE is just that. OWE will grab the audience’s attention and deliver something most fans have never seen. I plan to have OWE be one of the first things on our show, because we’ve only got one first time impression, and we’ve got to make it a big one.
The Double or Nothing event is set to take place May 25th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second event will be held in Jacksonville, Florida with a large portion of the gate going to benefit victims of gun violence. There was no date or venue announced.