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Cody Rhodes, The Khans, And Chris Jericho Made Their New Promotion Official, And It Could Be Big

• David Bixenspan

The news officially arrived through a pair of statements, a rally outside TIAA Bank Field, and a subsequent press junket, but the Jacksonville Jaguars owners Shahid "Shad" Khan and his son Tony made their bold new foray into the pro wrestling business official on Tuesday. The name of the new promotion is All Elite Wrestling, and it has aspirations to compete directly with WWE. (Preliminary details were announced a week earlier on YouTube.) According to Tuesday's press release, Shad is "the lead investor, a supporter and a backer of All Elite Wrestling," while Tony had previously been announced as the company president. Some questions lingered after the rally-and, crucially, no TV deal was announced-but the Khans did put some additional cards on the table this week. The most compelling of those was star power. Chris Jericho, PAC (Neville in WWE), Joey Janela and his valet/sometimes tag team partner Penelope Ford, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, and Dr. Britt Baker DMD (that's

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