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Another AEW Taping Announced
During the latest episode of Being The Elite, it was announced that AEW On TNT will be at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 6th. Tickets for that event will go on sale on September 6th.
CHARLOTTE Get Ready! @AEWrestling is coming to @theBOplex on Wednesday, November 6th for a LIVE Broadcast of @AEWonTNT! Tickets on sale Friday, Sept 6th at NOON ET – https://t.co/UN1cNj1kQq pic.twitter.com/6FBbTUTNcK
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 26, 2019
Charlotte is obviously one of the most well known cities when it comes to discussing wrestling, so an appearance by AEW makes perfect sense. I would think that this event will be another sell out for the company.
WWE Increase NXT Payoffs
Bruce Mitchell of PWTorch.com is reporting that with the move to USA, NXT wrestlers have started to see a bump in pay and that the pay structure for current and future NXT wrestlers will change. Dave Meltzer had also reported recently that WWE will be receiving rights fees from USA in the range of 30 to 50 million.
The move to USA should generate some significant financial gains for NXT. An increase in pay for the wrestlers will prevent a jump to other promotions, and will also entice top indie stars to sign on with NXT/WWE, rather than AEW or Impact.
Tony Schiavone Officially Signs With AEW
Last week, it was widely reported that former WCW commentator Tony Schiavone had signed, or would sign with AEW. During today’s episode of Being The Elite, Schiavone confirmed that he had signed a multi year deal with the company. Schiavone will be joining the commentary team of Jim Ross and Excalibur.
Schiavone was a big voice for WCW programming on the Turner networks in the 80’s and 90’s, so the signing makes sense. It also gives the AEW commentary team another established voice.
Sasha Banks On Her Abscence From WWE
On Monday’s RAW, Sasha Banks elaborated on her absence from WWE. Banks confirmed that she threw a fit and was seen crying on the locker room floor backstage at WrestleMania 35. “You’re damn right I did,” when she said she took her ball and went home.
Shoot or work, you knew that if Sasha Banks returned to WWE, they were going to attempt to write her absence into a storyline.