There is a number of notable news items coming out of the AEW weekend that will see new wrestling promotion hold their first-ever pay-per-view, Double or Nothing.
AEW Signs Deal Malenko
It was announced on Friday that AEW has signed former WWE producer Dean Malenko to a multi-year contract. His title will be that of a Senior Producer and Coach.
They wrote in their press release:
Las Vegas, NV (May 24, 2019) – AEW today announced a multi-year deal with world-renowned coach, producer and wrestler Dean Malenko. Effective immediately, the former No. 1-ranked wrestler in the PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) 500 will take on the role as Senior Producer / Coach.
Malenko, who spent the past 18 years producing and coaching some of the biggest starts in wrestling, a second-generation wrestler trained by his father, the acclaimed Boris Malenko. Malenko’s impact will be immediate as he joins AEW this weekend at DOUBLE OR NOTHING, the highly-anticipated event on Saturday, May 25, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
When asked about the signing, Cody said, “He’s the perfect fit for our sports- centric mentality, and his experience will be invaluable for our team. Welcome Coach!”
Malenko said of working with AEW: “
It’s not often you get an opportunity late in your career to be a part of building something from the ground floor.” said Dean Malenko. “The freedom to be able to contribute uninhibited will only lend itself to foster creativity and produce an outstanding product. I’m excited about what the future holds for AEW, and I can’t wait to be a part of the journey.”
AEW Press Conference On Friday
AEW will hold a Double or Nothing Press Conference and Weigh In later today at 7 pm ET and it will stream for free on FITE. Be sure to join us for complete live coverage of the event!
Cody Takes Shot at Bayley
During a press conference in which Cody and The Young Bucks answered questions from fans, Cody took a strange shot at WWE Superstar Bayley when talking about Kylie. Cody said, “What a ball of emotion, and that’s what we wanted. And she’s not like whacky inflatable tubmen pretending to be nice.”