News Everybody’s reacting to AEW’s TV deal

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Whether you’ve already got an AEW tattoo or are readying LOL memes for Tony Khan, Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes & The Young Bucks’ new company, there’s no denying today’s news of their television & streaming deal with WarnerMedia has the potential to change the 21st century wrestling business in a fundamental way.

As such, there have been a flood of reactions from all over the industry.

TNT has been busy hyping their return to wrestling, including with a tweet pinned to the top of their official account. Chris Jericho is a focus of a lot of their early marketing, which makes sense given how his history in the business gives him name recognition among more casual fans:

Big names like @IAmJericho will headline an emergent group of entertainers such as @CodyRhodes, @KennyOmegamanX, and @NickJacksonYB. #WarnerMediaUpfront #AEW pic.twitter.com/xP9A6shfLT

— TNT Drama (@tntdrama) May 15, 2019
The All Elite Wrestling crew is understandably feeling proud. And while Y2J wasn’t at today’s upfront announcement, he’s noticed how he’s being used, and using that to kayfabe it up for his Double Or Nothing match with Kenny, and likely showdown with Cody somewhere down the line:

“Congrats to @allelitewrestling for signing a HUGE television contract w @tntdrama & @warnermediagroup! But don’t forget why this monumental TV deal was signed...” - @IAmJericho#AEW #AEWDoN #AEWonTNT pic.twitter.com/IU18nRGY0J

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 15, 2019
AEW on TNT pic.twitter.com/4OvDUtonQK

— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) May 15, 2019
What a journey. pic.twitter.com/HVxYbp4Igc

— The Young Bucks® (@MattJackson13) May 15, 2019
We’re back in the T-shirt business. https://t.co/4sAohd3wtG

— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) May 15, 2019
Well hello @tntdrama , it’s been a while! #TheNatural #DustinRhodes pic.twitter.com/k7dMMirZ36

— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) May 15, 2019
very proud of our crew.

(I need help photoshopping something out of that last photo somebody hit me up thanks) pic.twitter.com/XjsZJQrJ5u

— HANGMAN PAGE (@theAdamPage) May 15, 2019
Now that this is official & I can comment... YEAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) May 15, 2019
And there are those outside of the AEW circle reacting, including a certain Bro down in NXT:

The face you make when you know the greatest era of wrestling is about to begin because of great competition!

Thank You pic.twitter.com/6kvjwvO8nw

— matthew riddle (@SuperKingofBros) May 15, 2019
Revenge of the Polka Dots.
https://t.co/9JMjX1CjGN

— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) May 15, 2019
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