The Elite is a stable currently working for the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotion. Since September 2020, the line-up consists of Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), and Cody Rhodes. The members, especially Omega and The Young Bucks, formerly worked for a large number of other promotions around the world, most prominently New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Ring of Honor (ROH).
The Elite was formed in January 2016 as a trio consisting of Omega and The Young Bucks, acting as a sub-group within Bullet Club, a larger faction of which Omega was the leader. Together, the trio captured the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship twice later that year, but continued their alliance beyond that point, with The Young Bucks notably acting as managers for Omega in his singles career. Other titles won by members as part of the stable include the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, IWGP Intercontinental Championship, IWGP United States Championship, and AAA Mega Championship for Omega, while The Young Bucks won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship four times, the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship once, the ROH World Tag Team Championship three times, and the AAA World Tag Team Championship one time.
In October 2018, after a lengthy internal feud within Bullet Club, Omega and The Young Bucks left Bullet Club. Cody, Adam Page, and Marty Scurll, all of whom had sided with Omega during the storyline, also left to join The Elite in October 30, 2018, making it a full-scale faction. During the following three months, the members of The Elite would leave most of their other promotions to work almost exclusively with AEW, minus Scurll, who chose to remain in ROH instead and left the stable. The five, who were instrumental in the creation of the company and hold positions as executive vice presidents (except for Page), would play a pivotal role in AEW, both on-screen and off-screen.
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