Going Ringside Ep. 1: How Jacksonville became the center of the wresting world
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.
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.
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.
Professional wrestler Jon Huber dies at 41
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Professional wrestler Jon Huber, 41, who many fans knew as Luke Harper and Brodie Lee, died Saturday from a non-COVID-19-related lung issue, according to his wife, Amanda. Huber most recently was part of All Elite Wrestling. Since the coronavirus pandemic, most of AEW’s shows have been broadcast live from Daily’s Place on Wednesday nights. Huber played the role of Brodie Lee in this promotion. Prior to AEW, Huber wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment as Luke Harper.
Luke Perry's Son Jack Looks Just Like His Dad at New York Comic Con
Jack Perry, a pro wrestler who goes by the name Jungle Boy, stepped out in New York City on Friday for New York Comic Con, and he looked more like his dad than ever. Two days after Luke died, Jack paid tribute with a heartbreaking and inspiring post on Instagram. To me, he was always Dad," Jack began the message. While promoting TNT's All Elite Wrestling's live weekly matches that same month, Jack also opened up to ET about his dad. RELATED CONTENT:2019 Emmys Honor Peter Fonda, Luke Perry and More in Emotional 'In Memoriam''Riverdale' Boss Shares Emotional Photo of Molly Ringwald and KJ Apa Honoring Luke Perry in Season 4 PremiereLuke Perry's Son Jack on How His Dad Inspired His Career Path (Exclusive)
All Elite Wrestling's Fight for the Fallen takes over Daily's Place
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - There was a big event Saturday night at Dailys Place outside TIAA Bank Field, but wasnt football or a concert. The new All Elite Wrestling, or AEW, hosted its first live event in Jacksonville called Fight for the Fallen. But Saturday night's event in Jacksonville -- the first one to come to where the company is headquartered -- was livestreamed for free on Bleacher Report. At the end of the event, Shad Khan presented a $150,000 donation to the Jacksonville's Victim Assistance Advisory Council on behalf of AEW wrestlers and Farrah and Farrah. At conclusion of last nights Fight for the Fallen at Dailys Place, @Jaguars Owner and @AEWrestling Principal Shad Khan presented a $150K donation to the Jacksonvilles Victim Assistance Advisory Council on behalf of AEW wrestlers and Farrah and Farrah.