Bang. It’s definitely an obstacle that AEW (and every other promotion not called WWE-something) has to deal with right now. There’s a glaring gap between the top and the bottom, but I also think AEW is working hard to close that gap. It’s going to take time — people don’t jump from obscurity into the spotlight overnight. TK also seems to be smart enough to not thrust anybody into that spotlight before they’re ready. They’re doing what they can with the talent they’ve got right now.They certainly need to snatch up a few stars. There's too much of a star power difference from top to bottom.
WWE is going for the war of attrition route.