Your vote can help send AEW to SXSW 2024!
AEW has been selected for SXSW 2024’s panel picker competition, with two separate panel concepts eligible to be showcased during next year’s conference, taking place March 8-16 in Austin, Texas. We need YOUR help to send AEW to Austin – you can vote for each panel on SXSW’s panel picker website between now and Sunday, August 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT. The two panels eligible for next year’s conference include:
Description: Professional wrestling existed essentially as a monopoly for nearly two decades, until Tony Khan launched All Elite Wrestling in January 2019. Since then, the industry has experienced a reinvigoration, not only in terms of competition at the highest level, but also as a welcoming place for fans from all walks of life. From launching as a minority-owned promotion to crowning the first trans champion in a major promotion in history, the past four years have represented a turning point for diversity and inclusivity in an industry that had for many years been going in the wrong direction.
Tony Khan, CEO, GM, Head of Creative, All Elite Wrestling
Anthony Bowens, Professional Wrestler, All Elite Wrestling
Nyla Rose, Professional Wrestler, All Elite Wrestling
Megha Parekh, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, All Elite Wrestling
Description: In 2018, Tony Khan identified an opportunity to provide fans with an alternative, mainstream pro wrestling product for the first time in decades. The birth of All Elite Wrestling forever changed the industry, and five years later, not only has the promotion improved competition and lifted smaller promotions, but also pushed the boundaries of compelling professional wrestling, creating new fans in the process. From showcasing real-life entrepreneurialism to giving wrestlers the capacity to reinvent themselves on their own terms, AEW’s rise is based on an unprecedented playground for creativity.
Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative, All Elite Wrestling
Britt Baker, Talent, All Elite Wrestling
Chris Jericho, Talent, All Elite Wrestling
Justin Barrasso, Author, Sports Illustrated
Make sure to cast your vote and share the panel picker links on social media to help AEW’s incredible roster take center stage at SXSW. Thank you!