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Kenny Omega Says Things Have Been Put In Motion On AEW TV Deal

March 25, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Wrestling Inc reports that during a panel at C2E2 that also included the Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson), Kenny Omega said that things have been put in motion that ‘can’t be stopped’ in regards to a possible television deal for All Elite Wrestling. Here are highlights:

Nick Jackson on AEW’s touring schedule: “We’re going to be a touring brand, not as crazy as the WWE because we all have families and I’m going to miss them. So, we’re going to definitely keep that in mind because a lot of the wrestlers in the company have families, so, we’re going to have certain dates that we’re going to have to get through. It will be a touring brand for sure.”

Omega on a TV deal: “There are things that have already been put in motion [with the TV deal] that can’t be stopped, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be expanded upon, that doesn’t mean that they’re limited to that. I’m still looking at some crazy things to benefit the company and just to keep things interesting and lively. We still will welcome any cool ideas and feedback from the fan base because, really, it’s for you guys in the end.”

Matt Jackson on contracts: “[With contracts], it will be up in the air, it will depend what type of contract their on, or under. The three of us, we probably won’t be doing anything really. We might go to China, actually. That’s a spoiler alert. But, certain wrestlers, we’re going to want them to not get ring rust, so we’re going to actually encourage them to keep doing their bookings and we want them to be ready.”

Omega on the types of deals people will have: “Eventually we’re going to have a pretty full-time schedule, and I would imagine that most people, more or less, will be with us full-time. But as of right now, we do have people with not too much experience under the belt, so we’re encouraging very much so that they go out and keep the ring rust away.”

Nick Jackson on the staff: “I think we already have who we want [as ring announcers]. Well, I think we do, and I think the announcement will come soon. A couple weeks [and it will be revealed], I believe, so I don’t want to get in to too much detail.”

Omega on his favorite announcer: “My favorite active commentary person is…especially as color commentator, Don Callis is my favorite.”

Matt Jackson on who he prefers: “Immediately, Excalibur comes to my mind – I think he’s so good, so underrated, and he’s got to wear that mask.”

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