They do know how to do some comedy. AEW has hit the ground running like no wrestling company has done in years. The company has a very deep roster but at the end of the day, it is built around a small but talented core group of performers. Collectively known as the Elite, the team of Cody, the Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page have turned the wrestling world upside down and most fans will say it’s in a good way. A lot of their popularity has come from their webseries Being The Elite, and the show was back again this week for a Halloween special.
The latest episode of Being The Elite opens with the entire team, plus several other AEW wrestlers, in animated form, performing their version of the opening of Toy Story. The video also includes a bit of a cameo from NXT Champion Adam Cole, again in animated form, as he is tied to a train track so his girlfriend Britt Baker can beg Kenny Omega to offer him mercy. The video ends by showing who is playing with the toys and also advances a possible heel turn from one of the members of the Elite. The remainder of the episode continues on as usual.
This was quite the change of pace. Check out the Elite’s sense of humor:
Opinion: This is an area where the Elite shines. They know how to take an idea that is already entertaining in its own right and then make it a little more unique, with jokes that suit them and their ideas going forward. Toy Story is a film that is going to appeal to the company’s younger fans and it makes sense for the Elite to want to cater to them. At the same time, the group themselves were probably raised watching the movie so it is something close to their hearts in the first place. It’s a cool idea and I could go for more things like this, just because of the charm that comes with it.
Do you like the show? How big can AEW get? Let us know in the comments below.
They definitely beat WWE in this area. Check out WWE going animated:
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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