WrestleDream shined spotlight on Pacific Northwest

WrestleDream shined spotlight on Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE - The first-ever AEW WrestleDream event on Sunday, October 1st, was billed as a tribute show to Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki, and while it did commemorate his legacy, it may ultimately be remembered as the day the Pacific Northwest finally got some...

Danielson hometown hero at Collision in Seattle

Danielson hometown hero at Collision in Seattle

SEATTLE -- Bryan Danielson and Zack Sabre Jr. finally went face-to-face and that encounter was the closing image on Saturday’s AEW Collision – the final stop before WrestleDream on Sunday. Sabre Jr. joined the commentary team for Saturday’s main event, which featured...

AEW’s Edmonton debut a memorable night

AEW’s Edmonton debut a memorable night

EDMONTON – It was clear before the first bell that fans at Edmonton’s Rogers Place were ready to be entertained and have fun at AEW Dynamite. When a disclaimer was aired over the in-house sound system advising that those on the floor were at risk of being in the path...

AEW returns to Detroit with high expectations

AEW returns to Detroit with high expectations

DETROIT - A commonly shared mindset of optimism suggests that All Elite Wrestling’s sole competition is the promotion in itself, and AEW encountered a challenge in returning to Detroit, Michigan on May 11; after a massively successful debut at Little Caesars Arena...

Winnipeg AEW show indeed Dynamite for those in attendance

Winnipeg AEW show indeed Dynamite for those in attendance

If you've watched All Elite Wrestling over the last couple weeks, you heard "Winnipeg" come up several times during broadcasts, and with good cause. Wednesday's airing of Dynamite, along with tapings for Friday's episode of Rampage, emanated from the Canada Life...

AEW announces house shows starting in March

AEW announces house shows starting in March

AEW fans will get the chance to see their favourite stars on the road starting in March, as the company announced the launch of non-televised live events called “AEW House Rules.” A press release sent out on Wednesday noted that the shows will be “taking place on...

AEW’s Kentucky debut brought tears and joy

AEW’s Kentucky debut brought tears and joy

LEXINGTON, KY – Show of hands: who would believe me if I told you AEW would deliver one of the most emotional, memorable shows in its brief history with no Bucks, no Moxley, and no Kenny Omega? Hands down, Cult of Cornette fans, I see you. I’m talking to the die...

AEW Rampage Spoilers from Toronto

AEW Rampage Spoilers from Toronto

Here are your spoilers for this week's Rampage broadcast filmed on Thursday night but airing Friday night. Tony Khan greeted the crowd and thanked them for supporting AEW in Canada. Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley defeated The Butcher & The Blade The hometown...

AEW Rampage Spoilers

AEW Rampage Spoilers

Here are your spoilers for this week's Rampage broadcast. The Butcher and Blade vs. Private Party vs. The Acclaimed w/Billy Gunn - AEW World Tag Team Title Match  Anthony Bowens pins the Butcher to retain the AEW tag team titles. Feugo del Sol vs. Lee Moriarty w/ W...

Buffalo crowd experiences the fall out from All Out

Buffalo crowd experiences the fall out from All Out

BUFFALO -- The "Dynamite after All Out" might have gone in any number of directions. With the in-ring events of the 2022 edition of AEW's spectacle being shoved aside in the news cycle to make room for coverage of new champion CM Punk using his post-event media scrum...

Rampage Taping Spoilers

Rampage Taping Spoilers

Here are your spoilers for this Friday's edition of Rampage, taped on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at the Key Bank Center in Buffalo: In a qualification match for the AEW World Championship tournament, Sammy Guevara beat Darby Allin with a GTH and with a little help...

Mat Matters: Blood and Guts becomes a family affair

Mat Matters: Blood and Guts becomes a family affair

The first time I took my son, Jack, to watch professional wrestling was on December 15, 2014, for Monday Night Raw at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. He was ten years old, the perfect age for the spectacle of a live professional wrestling event. It was a...

Blood and Guts violence appreciated at AEW in Detroit

Blood and Guts violence appreciated at AEW in Detroit

DETROIT - The Midwest has habitually harbored All Elite Wrestling (AEW) shows throughout the promotion’s young three-year tenure - particularly Chicago at an almost upsetting frequency. But following yet another Chicago date, ironically, AEW at last came to Detroit,...

George Tahinos’ AEW Forbidden Door photo gallery

George Tahinos’ AEW Forbidden Door photo gallery

SlamWrestling.net's George Tahinos was at the Allstate Arena, in Chicago, Sunday, June 26 2022, as AEW presented the Forbidden Door pay-per-view with stars from New Japan Pro Wrestling. Here's his photo gallery from the event. For more of George's photos, visit his...

Rampage fans were pulling for Statlander, not Soho

Rampage fans were pulling for Statlander, not Soho

LAS VEGAS - The final of the Owen Hart Foundation women’s tournament is now set for Sunday’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view show, but for many fans in attendance at Friday’s Rampage show the wrong person will be taking on Britt Baker. All Elite Wrestling took over the...

Crowd in Vegas red-hot for Wardlow-MJF

Crowd in Vegas red-hot for Wardlow-MJF

LAS VEGAS - On a night when All Elite Wrestling celebrated its third anniversary, the biggest news coming out of Wednesday’s Dynamite show was the promotion’s future plans for Double or Nothing and the west coast. AEW president and CEO Tony Khan spoke to fans in...

A wrestling veteran hits first AEW show

A wrestling veteran hits first AEW show

RALEIGH, NC -- I attended my first live wrestling show in February 1970 at the War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, PA. This was the old Pittsburgh territory and featured a main event of Bruno Sammartino and The Battman versus Ivan Koloff and Professor Toru Tanaka. There...

Live Full Gear had an ‘electric atmosphere’

Live Full Gear had an ‘electric atmosphere’

MINNEAPOLIS - There’s no debating All Elite Wrestling has set a high bar with its pay-per-view events. Each one seems to have just the right mix of matches, which almost are, at worst, good, and at best, all-time classics. Saturday’s Full Gear certainly fit right in....

All Out live was a major grand slam

All Out live was a major grand slam

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — The forbidden door has firmly been kicked open. If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: All Elite Wrestling has the professional wrestling world feeling some type of way. All Out on Sunday saw the roof blow off the building with the promotional...

Live Punk’s return a ‘special moment in time’

Live Punk’s return a ‘special moment in time’

CHICAGO — In our sport, there are moments that transcend time. Friday at the United Center was one of those moments as the worst-kept secret in professional wrestling was revealed. CM Punk made his long-awaited return to the sport after a seven-plus year absence in...

Live, Pittsburgh Rampage show just flies by

Live, Pittsburgh Rampage show just flies by

EDITOR'S NOTE: This report may contain spoilers for upcoming AEW shows.     PITTSBURGH -- AEW Ring Announcer Dasha Gonzalez introduced promotion owner Tony Khan as “The Man Who Saved Wrestling” prior to the launch of “Rampage” Friday Night at the Peterson...

Full Gear in person: Great action, too many COVID concerns

Full Gear in person: Great action, too many COVID concerns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nobody said putting on live wrestling shows in the middle of a global pandemic was going to be easy. All told, All Elite Wrestling has handled things very well. No COVID-19 outbreaks among its roster, producing a compelling television show most...

Thoughts from the crowd at All Out

Thoughts from the crowd at All Out

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - As I sat in the stands during All Elite Wrestling's sophomore pay-per-view effort, All Out, on Saturday night at Sears Centre Arena, I couldn't help but be almost stunned. North American wrestling is fun again. This isn't an indictment against...

All In will be long remembered

All In will be long remembered

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - A dream became reality Saturday night. A year ago, All In was a pipe dream. But the brain child of Cody Rhodes and the Young Bucks blew past expectations in front of one of the most raucous crowds in recent memory. The 10,000-plus fans at Sears...

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