re: AEW Discussion Thread II
I posted this in the DON thread but probably worth doing it in here.
My brother is as lapsed or as casual as they come, depending on how you want to define the words.
Literally the only person he knew of on that card last night was Chris Jericho. He didn't even know Dustin was Goldust until I told him. And he absolutely LOVED the fucking show. He loved seeing new moves he had never seen before, which tells me that there IS a place for the flippy stuff as long as it isn't all over the show. He loved how different the OWE and Joshi performers were and said he hadn't seen anything like them before. He LOVED the Cody/Dustin match. He enjoyed the main event as he has been a huge Jericho fan since '97 WCW.
He hadn't even heard of Jon Moxley or Dean Ambrose but he got goosebumps due to how animated the crowd got, hearing JRs voice on commentary throughout and said Moxley came across as a star due to the way he carried himself. Other than the actual matches, he loved seeing Bret Hart and called MJF a "prick" - which I'll take as a good thing.
Which just goes to show, that if you put out something different as well as putting out a fucking good event, you can draw people in. He probably won't watch religiously but I think I have definitely converted him into hopefully wanting some more AEW.