AEW continues to grow as a company and it started with the help of various other wrestling promotions. Cody Rhodes recently talked about how the company will work with other companies.
ROH helped the Elite a lot in order to make All In a success and NJPW is why Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks became well-known names in the business. AEW is not self-sufficient and does not the help of other promotions.
While speaking with Asbury Park Press, Cody Rhodes explained how AEW will be working with other companies, should they go that route. He said it is not likely they will co-promote a major event with another company. However, they are open to maintain those relationships with other promotions.
“I think you’ll never see a full-scale, like, joint-promoted show (between AEW and another promotion.) We have too much pride in our individual brand. But in terms of the relationships, we’re never closing the doors and we’re never going to pull up the bridges.”
I laughed when I heard people talking about a working relationship with New Japan because clearly it already exists — Jon Moxley has been on New Japan, Chris Jericho has been on New Japan. It already exists, the working relationship. The NWA (owner) Billy (Corgan) and Tony Khan are in contact, Thunder Rosa’s the prime example of that. … I loved seeing Tanahashi on TV last week. He’s somebody I really wanted to get in the ring with one time as far as singles and never got the opportunity — and who knows? That might be something that can happen in the future. But our doors are open, our bridges are down.”