The All Elite Wrestling company is officially underway and the AEW wrestling roster announced at the AEW rally on Tuesday proves they are coming on strong.
Here is a look at everyone announced today at the AEW Wrestling Rally and what they bring to the company.
AEW Wrestling signs Chris Jericho
Not only did the AEW Wrestling Rally end with Chris Jericho coming out as a surprise signee but he followed that with an Instagram video that showed him signing his new contract.
Chris Jericho is easily the best wrestler in the world that AEW could sign right now.
Jericho is a six-time world champion in the WWE and also held their tag titles seven times and a record-setting nine Intercontinental title reigns.
Jericho has done it all and is arguably the best in the world at what he does and he brings that experience to All Elite Wrestling.
So-Cal Uncensored in All Elite Wrestling
It wasn’t vice presidents Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks that opened the AEW Wrestling Rally. It was So_Cal Uncensored.
For those who don’t watch Ring of Honor, SCU is Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian
Daniels and Kazarian have been teaming up for years in both Impact Wrestling and Ring of Honor and bring one of the most experienced teams in the world to AEW. Scorpio Sky is younger and has a ton of talent.
This faction will be huge in AEW.
The founders of All Elite Wrestling
The three men who founded All Elite Wrestling came out next at the AEW Wrestling Rally and greeted the fans.
Cody Rhodes stood there with Matt and Nick Jackson (The Young Bucks) and talked to the fans in attendance about what to expect, including their Double or Nothing pay-per-view coming in May.
All three men should be wrestlers in AEW and they were the first three to sign contracts with the company. However, more importantly, they will be the men who lead the way behind-the-scenes.
Hangman Adam Page of The Elite and Neville
The only member of The Elite at the event was Hangman Adam Page. This is because Marty Scrull is under contract to Ring of Honor for a few more months and Kenny Omega’s future is still up in the air.
However, while Page was talking about wanting to be the first AEW world champion, former NXT and WWE Cruiserweight champion Neville came out.
Known by his original name of PAC, he brought out his Dragon Gate title and said that Page can’t lace up his boots, seeming to set up a major match for Double or Nothing in May.
Joey Janela and MJF
It is also important to talk about younger stars coming into All Elite Wrestling and two of them showed up at the AEW Wrestling Rally.
Both MJF and Joey Janela have been added to the AEW Wrestling roster.
MJF (Maxwell Jacob Friedman) was the first man to hold the MLW world championship but he gave up the title and is now exclusive to AEW.
MJF wrestled at All In in Chicago and lost to Matt Cross.
His promo was cut short when Joey Janela attacked him and introduced himself as the bad boy of AEW.
Janela competed at All In in Chicago and lost to Hangman Adam Page in a Chicago Street Fight.
The AEW Wrestling roster’s women
Brandi Rhodes came out and said that the very first person to join the AEW wrestling roster after the three founders was a woman — Britt Baker.
Baker also competed at All In in Chicago, where she lost in a match that also involved Tessa Blanchard, Chelsea Green and Madison Rayne.
Brandi also called herself an “up and coming wrestler.” Also likely added to the division is Joey Janela’s backup,
Future AEW Wrestling roster possibilites
That was it for the AEW Wrestling Rally, but there seems to be more big names that could arrive.
Marty Scrull will likely join up when his Ring of Honor contract comes to an end. Another big possibility from The Elite is Kenny Omega, who would be the biggest signing for the company.
However, the WWE really wants Omega so this could be a huge bidding war for the former NJPW talent.
There are also a number of WWE superstars whose contracts are coming to an end that are interested in jumping to All Elite Wrestling.
This is an exciting time to be a professional wrestling fan and if the initial AEW wrestling roster members are any indication, 2019 will get even bigger.