He knows something about endorsements. AEW’s fourth event, All Out, has come and gone and the response has been fairly positive. Chris Jericho was crowned the inaugural AEW World Champion and that means the company has more of a direction that they had coming in. Winning the title is a big deal and it turns out that someone with a fairly big platform was paying attention.
United States Presidential candidate Andrew Yang sent out a Tweet on Sunday night, congratulating Jericho on winning the title and hoping that AEW makes the wrestling industry a better place for the wrestling industry. This is not the first time that Yang has mentioned AEW by name, as in June he said that if he and his supporters were a wrestling promotion, it would be AEW.
— Andrew Yang? (@AndrewYang) September 2, 2019
There is some Presidential history with wrestling. Check out a future President addressing wrestling fans:
Opinion: That’s a pretty cool thing to see and Yang is one of the biggest names in the country to have talked about AEW. He seems to be a fan as this was a bit more than a generic statement made by someone who has no idea about wrestling and was told what to say. Yang talking up AEW is certainly going to get them some attention and that’s never a bad thing so early in their history.
What did you think of All Out? How much good with a celebrity appearance do for them? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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