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5 Reasons why AEW isn't going to be another WCW 

Sanjay Dutta
ANALYST
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4.32K   //    11 Jan 2019, 17:22 IST

Cody and The Young Bucks at the AEW rally
Cody and The Young Bucks at the AEW rally

2018 has started with a bang with the announcement of All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The Florida-based native financed by the Khan Family of Jacksonville Jaguars Fame and headed creatively by Cody and The Young Bucks have been in the headlines for the past week.

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This past Tuesday, the newly-formed promotion held a rally at the TIA Bank Area, the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, to make a few talent announcements and reveal the date and location of the very first AEW event called ' Double or Nothing'. The event will be held on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A large portion of the wrestling community has been rejoicing at this announcement as after almost two decades since WCW shut shop, a promotion, with the backing of a billionaire, is challenging WWE on its home turf.

While promotions like Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling have a made a name of themselves, they haven't even come close to challenging the WWE in any way, shape or form.

But, AEW with their talent acquisition and their global partnership with Oriental Wrestling Entertainment, a Chinese Promotion, has made it abundantly clear that they aren't restricting themselves to North America and have plans of being a global promotion. 

While a lot of fans have lapped up AEW with open huge, there have been a few who are cynical about this new promotion. Many believe that eventually AEW runout of steam and fade away into oblivion, just like WCW.

While one can predict the future, going by the recent trend and AEW's marketing strategy, it seems like that they are in for a long haul. Here are five reasons why we think that AEW won't be another WCW.


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This isn't a knock on the WCW roster by any means. But, if one takes a closer look at the WCW roster during the early 2000's to the time that they folded up, there weren't many young upstarts in the promotion.

Superstars like Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan were past their prime at that time and barring Booker T and Diamond Dallas Page, they didn't have a lot of young talent around whom they could build their product.

They were paying their established stars large sums for a selected amount of dates whilst completely ignoring younger talent.

The youngsters would've carried the company for forward, once the established stars stepped away from the ring. The work environment became very toxic in WCW which ultimately led to its downfall. 

AEW, on the other hand, has some of the best young talents in the wrestling world today. They have already signed Joey Janella, Hangman Page, Pac, and MJF, who are in their early to mid-'30s and have a lot to offer to the wrestling world.

Besides, the promotion is being run by Cody and The Young Bucks, who aren't old by any stretch of the imagination. AEW is a promotion being run by young and a passionate group of people, unlike WCW which had a lot of talent, well past their prime. 


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