News4JAX launches new podcast on professional wrestling
When Jacksonville became the center of the world of professional wrestling over the past five years News4JAX began to take notice. We have been chronicling the rise of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) started by Tony Khan, son of Jaguars owner Shad Khan.
Tony Khan CEO of AEW join us live in-studio
All Elite Wrestling has built a following to rank as one of the most recognized wrestling organizations in the world. AEW has been red-hot with record ratings, world-class talent and high-octane shows week after week. The upstart company also recently celebrated the three-year anniversary of its flagship show “AEW: Dynamite,” and is now available in 130 countries worldwide. The organization returns to its home at Daily’s Place Friday night for AEW: Rampage. www.allelitewrestling.com
AEW Dynamite brings homegrown champ to represent at Daily’s Place
Tonight, AEW returns to Daily’s place with an exciting card featuring local Jade Cargill. She played basketball at JU and graduated with a degree before an invitation to join AEW piqued her interests. In her year on the circuit, she became AEW TBS Champion and become Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Rookie of the Year. Rance had a chance to speak with the champion about her return to perform at home and the hype surrounding the AEW Pay Per View in Orlando this weekend.
AEW returns to Daily’s Place
AEW returns to Daily’s place for an end of the year show that will have fans gasping from all the high flying action on display. CM Punk, Adam Cole, Bryan Danielson and more make their initial trek into the AEW ring in Jacksonville. It also marks a transition as AEW moves from TNT to TBS. Rance spoke with Adam Cole about the show at Daily’s Place at 7pm.
AEW is WWE’s first real fight in decades. It may change the face of pro wrestling in the U.S.
While WWE continues to be a juggernaut in business and pop culture, All Elite Wrestling, featuring the likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and owner Tony Khan, see a chance to capitalize on one of the most interesting periods in pro wrestling in decades.washingtonpost.com
Jaguars & AEW overlap as two unique sports & entertainment products
At TIAA Bank Field, there have been things going on over the past two years that aren’t going on at any other stadium in the NFL. That’s because the Khan family, who owns the Jaguars, has expanded beyond the world of sports. The Khans have spent tens of millions of dollars bringing sports entertainment to the stadium complex, as well.
AEW Returns to Daily’s Place | River City Live
The AEW made Jacksonville and Daily’s Place its home during the pandemic. Offering live shows with no spectators to limited capacity before getting the green light to bring the full Dynamite package. The organization went on the road, but are returning with an epic show planned to blow the roof off of Daily’s Place. Rance was able to chat with Paul Wight about the big show everyone can expect to see in person and on television.
Shaq set to compete in AEW wrestling match in Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One of the biggest names in sports is heading to Jacksonville to compete Wednesday in a professional wrestling match. Shaquille O’Neal is slated to compete in a match for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) at Daily’s Place where the wrestling promotion tapes Dynamite, its weekly wrestling show that airs on TNT on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on TNT. O’Neal will be starring in what’s called a mixed tag team match, or a match when there’s a man and woman on each team. Jim Ross, the lead commentator for AEW, said the organization expects to see media from across the country descend on Daily’s Place for Wednesday’s match to watch Shaq wrestle. But she’s a wrestling fan, which is great.”And O’Neal isn’t the only high-profile celebrity AEW has attracted to Jacksonville in recent months.
Wrestlers’ Fight for the Fallen raising funds for people hurt by COVID-19
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A major fundraiser for COVID-19 relief in Florida is happening in the wrestling ring in Jacksonville. All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is hosting its “Fight For The Fallen” event at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Daily’s Place. “AEW and the Khan family very concerned, very involved in the community,” said Jim Ross, a lead commentator for AEW told The Morning Show. This is the second year AEW has hosted “Fight For the Fallen” in Jacksonville. Last year proceeds went to help fight gun violence.