AEW Adds 'Fight for the Fallen' Event to Benefit Victims of Gun Violence

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2019

TOKYO,JAPAN - JANUARY 4: 'The young bucks' Nick Jackson (L) and Matt Jackson look on during the Wrestle Kingdom 13 at Tokyo Dome on January 04, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
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All Elite Wrestling announced Monday its second official event, Fight for the Fallen, will take place July 13 in Jacksonville, Florida.

According to ESPN.com's Tim Fiorvanti, AEW will donate the proceeds of the event to victims of gun violence. Two people died last August when a gunman opened fire at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville.

AEW officially launched in January, with Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Brandi Rhodes and Adam Page officially signing their contracts on New Year's Day. The promotion held a rally on Jan. 8, during which it confirmed its first pay-per-view, Double or Nothing on May 25 in Las Vegas, and unveiled Chris Jericho as one of its marquee additions.

All Elite has continued to fill out the ranks, with Kenny Omega, Pac (formerly Neville in WWE), Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Aja Kong and Britt Baker among the notable stars under contract.

Fight for the Fallen will take place at Daily's Place, an amphitheater adjacent to TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his son Tony are the financiers behind AEW.