All Elite Wrestling was founded in 2019 by Tony Khan, a businessman and sports executive who is a co-owner of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. The fledgling company landed a TV contract with TNT and held its first two-hour episode in October of that year. AEW quickly established itself as the second-most prominent wrestling promotion in North America (behind the WWE) and began to hit its stride in the early part of 2020.
Then the pandemic hit.
You know that saying, “The show must go on.” Like every other wrestling company, AEW was forced to adapt to holding shows in a fanless environment. There were all kinds of challenges to be overcome. By the end of 2020, AEW was able to allow some fans to attend their shows, and it’s future seems bright as 2021 begins.
Here is a short video highlighting AEW’s 2020:
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