• AEW Launching Their Own Streaming Service, Similar To The WWE Network?
On a recent episode of his weekly ‘What Happened When’ podcast, Old School NWA/WCW announcer & current AEW commentator Tony Schiavone was asked whether AEW plans to launch some sort of streaming service, like the WWE did with the WWE Network back in 2014.
Here’s what Tony replied:
“Yes I do. I think we’re going to see a streaming service. This is my thought. I don’t know anything for sure. Just by talking to people, I think there’s going to be a streaming service by the end of 2022.”
It remains to be seen if that actually happens, and once it does, the big question remains what content they’d be offering there, considering Tony Khan’s promotion started in 2019 and do not have much to put there, that people would actually be interested in watching, other than of course the first years of All Elite Wrestling.
It’s safe to say, that they’ll need a little bit more than this in order for their ‘Network’ to become a success.
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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran Billy Gunn celebrates his 58th birthday today.
In 1993, Gunn had his World Wrestling Federation debut as one half of The Smoking Gunns, alongside his (kayfabe) brother Bart Gunn.
They split in 1996, which led to Gunn joining “The Road Dogg” Jesse James in 1997 to form The New Age Outlaws and both became members of D-Generation X in 1998.
Billy stayed with the WWF (later World Wrestling Entertainment) until 2004, then went to Total Nonstop Action! from 2005 to 2009 and eventually returned to the WWE.
In 2019, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of D-Generation X.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILLY GUNN!