It’s worth a recap. For the first time in nearly twenty years, there are two major, top level wrestling promotions are running at the same time in the United States. That is not something that a lot of wrestling fans are used to but they have been wanting to see it for a long time. The rise of AEW has allowed that to become a reality, though they may be losing an element of what made the promotion possible.
AEW has become a huge deal on its own and they owe a lot of their success to its founders, who are collectively known as the Elite. The group has been together for a long time now and their efforts were helped along by their webseries Being The Elite. The series has showcased all kinds of wrestlers over the years and has developed quite a following with its own storylines and continuity. However, that might be coming to a close soon and the Elite wants to send it off in style.
A new retrospective video has been released, looking back at the 200 episodes of Being The Elite. The video features clips of various episodes of the show, which debuted in May 2016. Over its history, the series has been used to advance storylines in wrestling promotions and was used to announced the formation of AEW in January 2019. Last week, the 200th episode aired and seemed to signal at least a change in the series, if not the end of the show altogether.
I’d say it’s worth a look back. Check out the big retrospective and the 200th episode:
Opinion: I very rarely saw the show but there is no denying that it had a major impact on the modern wrestling world. The show played a big role in the rise of AEW which is certainly one of the most important things that has happened in wrestling in recent years. I’m not sure if the series is going to keep going one day, but if it doesn’t, the Elite certainly has done something worth a look back and they have done a good job of it.
What did you think of the series? Will it continue? 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. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!