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31 Oct 2020

All Elite Wrestling File Trademarks For AEW Video Game

All Elite Wrestling was founded in 2019 and has since become the main competitor for WWE.

While not at the same level as WWE's premiere shows Raw and Smackdown, it regularly beats NXT in the rating.

AEW was founded by "The Elite", Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, and The Young Bucks.

As with any prominent wrestling company, a video game is inevitable.

A Company Founded By Gamers

As with many people in the world today, members of AEW roster as well as management enjoy playing video games.

Kenny Omega, co-founder of AEW and top wrestling star, is an avid video gamer, especially of games such as Street Fighter.

At E3 2018 Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks took on WWE's New Day tag team in a Street Fighter tournament.

The New Day vs The Elite Young Bucks Kenny Omega
WWE vs NJPW: The Elite and New Day faced each in a Street Fighter tournament at E3 2018.

Since the companies inception fans have been asking about whether a video game is in the works.

Omega has stated in the past that he wants to license the AKI engine, or recreate something similar, for an AEW video game.

The AKI engine was the engine used in popular wrestling games such as WWF No Mercy & Wrestlemania 2000, as well as WCW/NWO World Tour & WCW/NWO Revenge.

WWF No Mercy remains a game with a cult following, especially in the mod community.

An AEW mod for the game has already been released, showing what an AEW video game could be like if the engine was used.

aew no mercy mod luchasaurus
CULT CLASSIC: An AEW mod for WWF No Mercy shows what an AEW game could look like.

AEW Files Video Game Trademarks

On October 23rd, All Elite Wrestling applied for various trademarks including "AEW Games".

This has fuelled speculation that an AEW game could be announced soon.

The game is already being worked on, with referee Aubrey Edwards acting as a developer.

Aubrey Edwards has over 10 years of experience in game development, working for companies such as Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft.

Her last video game project before working for AEW full time was working on virtual reality headsets.

Edwards' Twitter bio also states she makes video games for AEW.

aubrey edwards aew twitter bio
DEVELOPER TURNED REFEREE: Aubrey Edwards worked for companies such as Nintendo before working for AEW

Along with "AEW Games" the company also trademarked "Elite General Manager (GM)".

This could hint at a general manager mode, something that was highly-popular in the Smackdown vs Raw series of WWE games.

Full details of what the trademarks can be used for can be found below.

International Class 09: Video game discs; Downloadable game software; Downloadable video game programs; Downloadable computer game software; Downloadable electronic game software; Downloadable interactive game software; Downloadable video game software; Recorded video game programs; Recorded video game software

International Class 041: Providing a website featuring entertainment information in the field(s) of gaming and wrestling; Entertainment services, namely, providing online video games; Entertainment services, namely, providing temporary use of non-downloadable video games; Production of video and computer game software; Providing a website featuring non-downloadable game software; Providing online non-downloadable game software; Provision of information relating to electronic computer games provided via the Internet.