WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler recently talked about Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks’ new promotion, All Elite Wrestling.
Lawler’s comments came on his Dinner with the King podcast.
“I wish them luck. It definitely will be a force to be reckoned with. When you have that much money, you can do pretty much anything. I think they’ll definitely get the thing off the ground and they’ll definitely be able to hire some big name talent.”
Lawler also offered some words of caution for the new promotion.
“Don’t have too many chiefs and not enough Indians. I think that was one of the things that happened and caused the demise of WCW back in the day. You’ve got a lot of the wrestlers all of a sudden involved in making business decisions and I don’t know if that’s always the best thing.”
Lawler’s comments surely raise an interesting point and it’s one that many fans have likely already discussed as well. Will The Elite, along with other pro wrestlers, be able to actually run the backstage operations of AEW? Will the lack of a true corporate structure behind the scenes be a detriment to the company or will more freedom allow for an overall better product?
It’s believed that AEW will land a TV deal sometime in 2019, so fans will likely get those questions answered at that time. The company’s January 8 rally in Jacksonville has created quite a stir, as Chris Jericho was a surprise addition to AEW’s growing roster of talent.