AEW Takes Shot At WWE's New Rule Banning Talent From Third-Party Deals During ALL OUT PPV

AEW Photos & Videos |By Matt Boone |Sun, September 6, 2020 - 10:06AM EDT
AEW Mocks WWE's New Third-Party Ban During ALL OUT PPV

All Elite Wrestling took a shot at WWE's new rule banning talent from engaging in deals with third-party platforms such as Twitch and Cameo during their AEW ALL OUT 2020 pay-per-view on Saturday night.

During the PPV, Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford announced their engagement in a backstage segment, revealing their intentions to present their wedding live on AEW Dynamite and plugging this Wednesday's post-ALL OUT episode of the weekly AEW on TNT television program to find out who Sabian chose as his surprise "Best Man" for the wedding.

At the end of the segment, the soon-to-be happy married couple held up a sign that read, "Twitch.tv/TheKipSabian -- Join The Superbad Sub Squad Today!"

From there, the PPV broadcast presented by AEW added a text graphic that appeared at the bottom of the screen that read, "THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY ALL ELITE WRESTLING."

The segment was clearly designed to take a shot at the new rule implemented by WWE that bans talent from engaging in deals with third-party platforms, resulting in a lot of backlash from WWE Superstars, past-and-present.

For those who missed it, featured below is a recap of the segment from our coverage of the AEW ALL OUT pay-per-view, which emanated from the Daily's Place amphitheater in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday night, September 5, 2020.

Also below is a photo of the aforementioned scene-ending freeze-frame where the approved-by AEW text appeared on the screen as Sabian and Ford held their promotional Twitch sign up to the camera.

Kip Sabian & Penelope Ford Announce Wedding & Twitch Channel

AEW broadcast team member Alex Marvez is standing by backstage with Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford who apparently have a special announcement of some sort to make.

The two mock Marvez a bit before announcing that they have gotten engaged. Ford shows off her engagement ring to the camera. Sabian goes on to announce that they will have their wedding airing live on television on AEW Dynamite.

He goes on to talk about how he still needs to pick a best man. He says he's gonna unveil who that best man is this coming Wednesday night on AEW Dynamite.

Sabian and Ford close out the backstage segment by holding up a sign that plugs a Twitch channel, and then an actual text graphic appears on the screen that says that the third-party advertisement is approved by All Elite Wrestling.

And that is obviously a very non-subtle shot at WWE's new ban on talent having third party deals.

For those who missed the show on Saturday night, read our very detailed AEW ALL OUT Results From PPV In Jacksonville, FL. (9/5/2020) right here at eWrestling. Sound off on this scene from the PPV mocking WWE, as well as the show overall, with other pro wrestling fans in the Comments section below!

AEW ALL OUT 2020 PPV LIVE STREAM & FAN REACTION

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