Cody speaks about the necessity of television in today's landscape of professional wrestling.
The Young Bucks, Cody, Kenny Omega and Jacksonville Jaguars co-owner Tony Khan are at the helm of All Elite Wrestling. The Elite are co-Executive Vice Presidents of the start-up wrestling promotion and their first show is set for May 25th in Las Vegas entitled 'Double Or Nothing'. The match card for the show is shaping up as Kenny Omega is set to clash with Chris Jericho, PAC and Adam "Hangman" Page will do battle, a six-man tag has been made official and Britt Baker, Nyla Rose and Kylie Rae will meet in a three-way match.
Those at the helm of AEW are releasing new information as the days, weeks and months come. Many are anticipating the announcement of a television deal and there have been a multitude of reports about the offers that AEW has on the table in terms of television. Cody spoke about that when was interviewed by Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald and stated that television is a very powerful thing but he personally does not consider it necessary.
“It’s all case-by-case. In this era of disruption and brand building, TV is still a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful and powerful medium, but you don’t need anything necessarily anymore. What you need is hunger from the fans and you need athletes -- men and women who are willing to go out there and go above and beyond and provide a true alternative. So is it necessary? No. Is it a powerful thing? For sure.” Cody explained.
A report made the rounds last week having to do with AEW's forthcoming travel schedule and events that the company has planned. For more on that, check out Fightful's published article about the topic.