The Elite last competed on the July 19th Blood & Guts edition of AEW Dynamite, where they defeated Blackpool Combat Club in a Blood & Guts match. Kenny Omega stated after the match that he and his friends will stay together.
Today, All Elite Wrestling issued a press release ahead of the 200th episode of AEW Dynamite. The company stated that Adam Page, EVPs Kenny Omega, and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) re-signed with AEW.
Tony Khan issued the following statement after re-signing The Elite. Khan said that The Elite are very important to AEW.
“The Elite have been so important to the launch of AEW, with the Young Bucks going all in when I first approached them in 2018 about my dream to create an international pro wrestling promotion, Shortly after that, their partners and closest friends Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Page joined us to formally launch All Elite Wrestling. All four of them have been instrumental to AEW’s success from the very first episode of Wednesday Night Dynamite in 2019 through the present day.”
Kenny Omega said that their main goal is to create an alternative wrestling company.
“Our original goal was to create a wrestling alternative and give a platform to talented people that we’d all felt deserved a spotlight. I feel like we did our best in that time, and hopefully some people you’d never heard of pre-AEW are folks you enjoy watching today.”
Matt Jackson said that they are the major stars in the company.
“We’re literally the ‘E’ in AEW, The Elite are the main characters of this company. No matter how different AEW is now from its original inception, we are the DNA. And if you lose the foundation of your home, it eventually collapses. It’d be a lie if I said that didn’t weigh on us, when making the decision.”
Nick Jackson said that they want to build the company as an alternative promotion.
“The goal for us is to continue to build the company and still be the true alternative, We can’t lose that identity. Short-term goals, the goal is to help make All In as successful and big as possible.”
Adam Page said that he will finish his pro wrestling career in All Elite Wrestling.
“I think it’s very meaningful that, as a day one guy, I stay with AEW, It’s likely that I will one day finish my career here. Hopefully that can help the future generations see that there can be more than one path to success.”
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