Beginning in October 2019, All Elite Wrestling will have a two-hour weekly TV show airing live on TNT in the United States. CBS Sports described AEW as "the first company with major financial backing to take a swing at beginning to compete with WWE on a major level in nearly two decades"
Professional wrestlers Cody Rhodes as well as Matt and Nick Jackson, collectively known as The Elite, are the promotion's inaugural contracted talents. The three are serving as both in-ring performers and executive vice presidents alongside Kenny Omega, fellow professional wrestler and co-founder of The Elite.
During the last edition of X-Pac 12360, Sean Waltman commented on how AEW may change the indy scene: “I can see the independent promotions that are smaller, like the MLWs or the Impacts or whatever, or even smaller than that but they still do decent business when they put on shows like Northeast Wrestling, Big Time Wrestling, Maryland Championship Wrestling.
Out here on the West Coast like All Pro Wrestling … PCW out here. I can see all these independent promotions at some point aligning with one of the other, kind of like EVOLVE does with WWE. Or even other groups like in Europe and in the UK like Insane Championship Wrestling or things like that where there’s a loose alliance with WWE."