With Kenny Omega as one of its top starts, All Elite Wrestling is no doubt going to have a major video game influence. This was first apparent by Kenny Omega’s Double or Nothing attire, which saw the star cosplay as a mix between Kirito from Sword Art Online and Final Fantasy 7‘s Sephiroth. If that weren’t enough, AEW’s next event is taking place at the CEO fighting game tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida, and fans can actually watch it for free.
Whereas Double or Nothing was a $50 pay-per-view, the AEW Fyter Fest event will instead be streamed for free. So on June 29, AEW fans can simply head to Bleacher Report Live to watch the event as it takes place at no additional cost. This is great news for wrestling fans on a budget, and it will ensure that the maximum amount of people will be able to keep following AEW’s storylines heading into August’s huge All Out event in Chicago, Illinois.
And even though fans will be able to watch AEW Fyter Fest for free, that doesn’t mean that the promotion is skimping on talent. We’ve pointed out before how the AEW Fyter Fest card is stacked, and it’s only gotten better since the initial match announcements. On top of a potential dream match between Jon Moxley and Joey Janela and appearances by all members of The Elite, a four-way featuring young talent (including rising star Adam Page) has been added to the lineup.
So far, it seems as though AEW has had little trouble maintaining its momentum since the rave reviews it received for its Double or Nothing pay-per-view event. The company appears to be successfully breaking into the mainstream, and is already being looked at by some as a legitimate competitor to WWE – even before the first episode of the AEW TV show has aired on TNT.
Some fans are hoping that AEW’s continued popularity will see the promotion branch out into other media. We mentioned before how AEW and video games are closely aligned, and one fan even created an AEW video game concept video. There have been some extremely popular professional wrestling video games in the past, and an AEW video game could make the company’s stars even more well-known.
Whether or not an AEW video game ever comes to fruition remains to be seen, but in the meantime, fans of the promotion can tune in to the AEW Fyter Fest event on June 29 for free.