• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (November 30, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Capital Carnage 1998’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. WWF World Tag Titles: New Age Outlaws vs. The Brood
2. Goldust vs. Jeff Jarrett
3. WWF Hardcore Title: Big Bossman vs. Mankind
4. Duane Gill vs. Marc Mero
5. WWF European Title: Ken Shamrock vs. X-Pac
6. Val Venis vs. Tiger Ali Singh
7. WWF World Heavyweight Title: The Rock vs. Al Snow
• WWE Officials Reportedly Don’t Care About All Elite Wrestling
As we noted about a month back, SeScoops reported that Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross have been working with Barry Bloom to start a new wrestling promotion.
This new project is financially backed by the Khan Family.
Shahid Khan of the Khan Family is one of the richest people in this world. He owns NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and English Premiere League’s Fulham F.C.
Shahid’s son, Tony, has been hands-on with this project as he’s a big wrestling fan.
Jim Ross has sent out ‘feelers’ to some WWE wrestlers for this new promotion. On the other hand, Chris Jericho is negotiating with wrestlers from New Japan Pro Wrestling.
As of now, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and Hangman Page are all in for this project.
Talks are going on with AXS to get a TV deal for this new promotion.
This new wrestling promotion is expected to launch in early 2020.
With that being said, the promotion’s name could possibly be “All Elite Wrestling“.
All Elite Wrestling, LLC recently filed multiple trademarks and you can check out these trademarked terms below:
– AEW Double Or Nothing
– AEW All Out
– Tuesday Night Dynamite
– ALL OUT
– Double Or Nothing
– All Elite Wrestling
“Double Or Nothing” is rumored to be the name of the next ALL IN pay-per-view.
“Tuesday Night Dynamite” is rumored to be the name of their weekly wrestling show, which could mean that they have a TV deal.
The trademark filings reveal that All Elite Wrestling, LLC is based out of Jacksonville, FL.
All Elite Wrestling, LLC is registered at 1 TIAA Bank Field Drive in Jacksonville. This is the address of Jacksonville Jaguars’ stadium, which is owned by Shad Khan.
This kind of confirms the report of Khan Family being involved in this project.
Chris Jericho & Jim Ross have been denying the reports of this new promotion, but obviously something’s cooking.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Vince McMahon is already making moves regarding his future potential competition.
WWE is beginning to acquire more & more Indy talent and are also looking to lock down their current talent to longer deals in order to make sure none of them can work for AEW.
WWE recently acquired some Indy talent (including ACH) that WWE knew about for a long time. This was seen as a sign that Vince has already begun preparing for AEW’s launch, as reported by the Wrestling Observer.
However, that might not be the case.
According to Brad Shepard, his sources told him that hardly anyone backstage in WWE cares about AEW.
Brad went on to question Wrestling Observer’s sources where they basically stated that Vince felt threatened by Cody Rhodes & his crew starting a new company and that he has already begun preparing for it, which according to Brad’s sources is a laughable thought.