A Few AEW News (Before ‘All Out’ Review)

Before plunging into yesterday’s action, a few info that was shared before and after the PPV.

Announcer Alex “GoldenBoy” Mendez has signed with the company. Last week, Mendez and AEW’s Alex Marvez made tweets that indicated the signing, but AEW just made it official on Friday. GoldenBoy did AEW Fyter Fest commentary with Excalibur and Jim Ross back in July due to the partnership between AEW and CEO Gaming, who hosted the event. In addition to GoldenBoy, the official AEW website roster also lists Alex Marvez, JR, Excalibur, Justin Roberts and Tony Schiavone on the broadcast team.

AEW Chief Branding Officer Brandi Rhodes told fans at Starrcast III on Friday night that, in addition to wrestling, Awesome Kong has also signed with the company to work behind the scenes as a coach. Kong participated in the Casino Battle Royale on “The Buy In” pre-show later tonight before All Out. She spoke with The New York Post and commented on what kind of role she wants to have with AEW, and how often we will see her.

“I want the type of role that’s going to help the generation of the future because I’ve done a lot in wrestling,” Kong said. “I don’t feel I have anything to prove in wrestling and I feel very fulfilled in my career, and I think the only thing left now is to run a really successful program that would leave us with superstars that are going to be around for you guys in 10 and 15 years. I want to be involved in that, to run a program with women and or men and build their names up.”

After the show, AEW President Tony Khan joined Cody in the ring and announced every Labor Day Weekend AEW All Out will return to Chicago for a show. He also noted on November 27 (Thanksgiving Eve) the company will be back at the Sears Centre for a TNT taping. He’d like to make it a tradition each year to return to the venue on that date. After the PPV,  talked to media about multiple subjects. He announced Kylie Rae requested his release and it was granted. 

Last night at AEW All Out, referee Audrey Edwards made history as being the first female official in a main event of a World Championship match. Today Audrey Edwards has shared the news that AEW has hired her as a full-time referee.

All pics courtesy of AEW

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