All Elite Chatter: Jeff Cobb, Lance Archer, Anthony Ogogo, Tony Schiavone, more
In this edition of All Elite Chatter:
- Jeff Cobb’s contract status
- Anthony Ogogo
- Lance Archer/Dark Order?
- Tony Schiavone’s announcing future
- AEW at Toy Fair
- And more!
AEW’s first “developmental” talent Anthony Ogogo has finally arrived in America where he will train at The Nightmare Factory, a school run by Cody independent of AEW.
Ogogo first appeared on the April 17th, 2019 Road to Double or Nothing episode.
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A picture of a suitcase(s) can mean many things. A family trip to Butlins, a boys/girls holiday, weekend city break, a honeymoon with your beautiful new spouse 🙋🏽♂️ etc… it doesn’t matter what the reason is, it always means ADVENTURE. Today is no different. My adventure begins with me embarking on a whole new chapter in my life, as a professional wrestler. I’ve joined the revolution, I am ALL ELITE @allelitewrestling. Thanks to @americannightmarecody and @tonyrkhan I have the opportunity to live out a second childhood dream ❤️. . Catch me on @itv in the UK and @tntdrama in the US. . Who knows where this adventure will take me? All I know is I’m ready, let’s GO! . Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Stone Cold, The Rock, John Cena, me? 🤷🏽♂️
The official AEW account posted this message on twitter today. The key thing that everyone is looking at here is the “EVERYBODY DIES” line which is Lance Archer’s catchphrase/life motto.
Is Archer The Exalted One? Or is this another red herring like Raven? Either way, it seems like the answer will come soon.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 24, 2020
Shanna was featured on ComicBook.com for her Dragon Ball inspired gear. The post features a quick write-up and fan reactions to her look.
Her gear is inspired by Dragon Ball, but so is her moveset as she incorporates moves like Goku’s Kamehameha Wave and Spirit Bomb (often asking for help to gather energy from the crowd) into her repertoire.
Tony Schiavone has missed a few AEW shows due to his other announcing commitments, but it looks like that won’t be the case this summer as Tony won’t be announcing baseball.
— Tony Schiavone (@tonyschiavone24) February 24, 2020
The big news of the week is the reveal of the AEW Unrivaled action figures. Two series were announced at Toy Fair with them expected to ship around July. Ringside Collectibles already has Series 1 up for pre-order.
AEW Unrivaled Series 1: Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Cody, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, and Brandi Rhodes.
AEW Unrivaled Series 2: Hangman Page, Jon Moxley, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Dustin Rhodes, and MJF.
There will also be a scale AEW ring and AEW World Championship toy belt.
AEW was all over Toy Fair and Dustin Rhodes shared his review of his figure, pointing out the articulation of his tattoos and what they mean to him.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 23, 2020
AEW also caught Kenny Omega’s reaction to finding out that he would have a second variant of his action figure.
While at Toy Fair, Darby Allin found the time to test out some of the other products being displayed.
Toy fair New York testing products. pic.twitter.com/x8oVDcKJ8V
— DARBY ALLIN (@DarbyAllin) February 22, 2020
Vickie Guerrero says that after her appearance on AEW and the Jericho Cruise that WWE has stopped allowing talents to appear on her podcast.
“I think there’s enough jobs out there, and promotions, to let everybody work and to let everyone contribute to what they want to do in the industry. So when someone told me I couldn’t interview the Superstars because I went to AEW, I was just like, ‘Wow. They’re gonna be like that.” So you just quietly move on and you see how they are and you just have to take care of your own business.”
While AEW announced their action figures, they are yet to make a deal with Funko to make Pops of their wrestlers. They make a Funko Pop of everything so it seems only a matter of time though. Until then, reddit user DaveColeDojo made their own Darby Funko Pop.
Dave Meltzer reports that AEW has offered Jeff Cobb a contract that would allow him to continue to work New Japan Pro Wrestling, but that is where the talks ended. Cobb is signed for multiple dates with AEW, but it is unknown how many. The offer remains on the table and AEW is hopeful he will sign.
Cody’s incredible moonsault off the top of the cage on AEW Dynamite was not without consequence as Cody broke his big toe doing the move. He is cleared to wrestle and his AEW Revolution match is not in danger.
AEW Unrestricted with Jon Moxley
Talk is Jericho with Nyla Rose
Chris Van Vliet with Shawn Spears
All Things Elite
AEW is coming to Houston on April 29th for AEW Dynamite.
As announced on #BTE, the Young Bucks biography “Killing the Business” is now available for pre-order at YoungBucksBook.com.