This past week, All Elite Wrestling Executives reportedly met up with some potential television networks to negotiate The TV Deals that have been offered to the promotion, according to Dave Meltzer on a recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Radio Program.
Although no deal has officially been signed yet, Meltzer noted that the consensus backstage among those involved is that the final decision will be from one of two “legitimate” TV deals that were previously offered. So legitimate in fact that Meltzer claims that it is the best TV deal any non-WWE Wrestling Show will have secured since The WCW Days.
In the wake of AEW developing further, Meltzer explained that there is a lot of interesting maneuvering going on in WWE, specifically in the realm of foreign markets.
According to a report by PWInsider, WWE Officials were backstage at this past week’s episode of SmackDown LIVE and they were meeting up with any WWE Superstars who’s contracts were going to expire within the next two years in an attempt to sign them to new deals. This was likely set off by Ambrose’s decision to exit from the company this upcoming April. WWE has been attempting to sign their current Superstars to five-year deals for awhile now, like Kevin Owens & The Miz.
On February 7th at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, All Elite Wrestling will be holding a Ticket Announcement Party for their next event, Double Or Nothing, which will take place on May 25th at The MGM Grand Garden Arena. The party gets started at 6PM PT and will be streamed on all of the promotion’s social media accounts. An excerpt from the party’s press release reads, “Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks and Brandi Rhodes will reveal spectacular new signings, exciting new partnerships, ticket on-sale information and a surprise special guest.”