The promotion is looking forward to the business venture.
Cody, The Young Bucks and The Khan family are unveiling the cards that they have in their hand and a few of those cards were unveiled at the All Elite Wrestling press conference/rally this past Tuesday in Jacksonville. A number of signings were announced during the press conference such as Joey Janela, Penelope Ford, Chris Jericho and the current Dragon Gate 'Open The Brave' Champion PAC. Also announced was a partnership between AEW and the Shanghai-based wrestling promotion 'Oriental Wrestling Entertainment'.
China has been a market that many promotions and companies have trying to establish themselves in and during a recent interview with the South China Morning Post, OWE Vice President Michael Nee talked about the partnership with All Elite Wrestling. Nee did state that there has yet to be conversations between the two parties as far how they'll work with one another and how the partnership will play out. It is noted in the article that Matt Jackson is close friends with OWE's head trainer and President, former 3-time Dragon Gate 'Open The Dream Gate' Champion CIMA.
“It’s not an official announcement yet,” OWE vice-president Michael Nee said. “How to work with each other, what the whole thing will look like, we haven’t had the thorough conversations yet. But they made an announcement that they’re happy to work with us, and we’re really happy about that too. We’ll just try to give them all the resources we have." He continued, "CIMA told them everything about OWE and that’s why we’re starting this cooperation. Both parties have the intention to work with each other, and the management know each other very well, so the possibility is big.”
Nee says that both sides know the other is big in their respective country and added that the goal is to become huge together on a global scale. Nee said that OWE will do everything to support AEW to present the best wrestling in the world.
“AEW knows OWE is doing really good in China with the Chinese kung fu and everything, and we have many talented wrestlers,” Nee said. “We are based in China, they’re in the US, but working together we can be huge in the future, that’s the intention. From the very beginning, we’re willing to do global matches like Japan, China, Asia, U.S. and everywhere – we think wrestling is an international sport and entertainment. It should be global." Nee explained. "AEW also would like to globalize and work with many countries, so on this point we have something in common. OWE will do everything to support AEW to bring the best wrestling to the world.”
OWE officials are planning to head to the United States to have a meeting with AEW before making an official announcement.
To hear more on everything All Elite Wrestling, check out the 30-minute video posted on the Fightful Pro Wrestling YouTube channel which is about the AEW press conference and the aftermath of said press conference.