Former WWE and ECW wrestler, Jerry Lynn, has been announced as the All Elite Wrestling(AEW) coach.
AEW has been grabbing some of the who’s who of the indie wrestling scene. However, it looks like now they just grabbed a highly regarded former wrestler as their coach.
Jerry Lynn’s Experience
Lynn has wrestled for over 30 years and has wrestled in some of the top promotions around including WCW, WWE, ECW, TNA and ROH. ECW was where fans really got a good look at Lynn and his in-ring wrestling skills. The best way to describe his style is a more technical RVD. However, he was best known for his own brand of a hard-hitting and fast style of wrestling. Speaking of RVD the pair had an amazing feud in ECW. The pair wrestled each other often in some phenomenal matches.
Once Lynn left ECW he made his way to WWE and won the Light Heavyweight title, but ultimately didn’t make a big impact. Lynn joined TNA and ROH, but ultimately retired and began his out of the ring and backstage career at ROH as a commentator, agent and producer.
There has not been any kind of partnership or working relationship announced between ROH and AEW as of yet so Lynn may have to leave ROH.
“I’m privileged to be a part of AEW!!!” Lynn said via his Twitter.
Big Indie Names Backstage
AEW has not named any other coaches as of yet. However, Lynn’s experience and technical skills will prove invaluable to young wrestlers working for the promotion. It will be interesting to see what impact Lynn has on the young wrestlers. However, can he teach some of the best indie wrestlers in the world any new tricks.
The new promotion has also announced some other high-profile wrestlers who will be working behind the scenes like Head of Talent Relations Christopher Daniels. Billy Gunn and B.J. Whitmer will be working backstage as producers.
What Is AEW?
AEW is the brainchild of Executive Vice Presidents Cody, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega. In September 2018 Cody organized an event called All In and the event became all the buzz for wrestling fans. The event was attended by over 11,000 people. This proved there is a market for a high profile WWE rival, but are they a real threat to the WWE? AEW will soon announce their Turner TV deal and rumors say AEW will have a weekly show on TNT.
The next event for AEW is Double or Nothing and will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 25.