On October 2, 2019, All Elite Wrestling will officially kick off the latest pro wrestling war. It’s yet to be said how much they will lean into their new weekly live television series being a “war” with Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment—a federation which has run professional wrestling in the United States since I was in kindergarten—but the upstart pro wrestling company has a number of factors that can put it ahead of the current pro wrestling landscape.
When AEW kicks off its run on TNT this fall, the landscape of professional wrestling could shift. Or it could just make things more fun. Or they could tank, although judging by the moves Cody and company have made leading up to its television debut, we don’t see a total failure on the horizon. If you want proof, here are some reasons why.