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.
All Elite Wresting coming back to Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - All Elite Wresting is returning to Jacksonville for New Year's Day, the professional wresting promotion announced Monday. The AEW Dynamite event will happen on Jan. 1, 2020 at Daily's Place. All Elite Wresting (AEW) was founded earlier this year by Tony Khan, son of Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan, and previously held an event in Jacksonville in July. The Khans are the financial backers of the wresting venture and join notable wrestling figures such as Cody Rhodes, who is a well-known wrestler and the son of the late Dusty Rhodes. Tony Khan also acts as president and CEO.