please take this onboard---
These 8 posts are why AEW will never reach the heights that people want it to. Anyone who disagrees with AEW being awesome doesn't matter, personal attacks to anyone who doesn't jump on board with TK, insult someones wife because they don't like AEW or just push them aside as "haters" and continue the AEW is awesome narrative.
In reality AEW on it's best day is a good wrestling show and on it's bad days it's one of the worst wrestling shows in modern history. Someone was going on yesterday about how the episode from last week was the perfect episode of wrestling and my immediate thought was "This guy hasn't seen much wrestling"
In regards to Tony Khan someone put it best. He is learning on the job but in reality he has no fucking idea what he is doing right now. His top babyface is doing a Stone Cold imitation from 1998, Brodie Lee is like a poor mans Undertaker, Jericho comes across like a poor mans Flair from the late 1990's, MJF is every arrogant heel ever, they've knocked off multiple WWE angles such as Jericho/Tyson (A direct copy of Austin/Tyson from 1998) and they're now bringing more and more famous wrestlers from the 1990's in.
Anyone who genuinely thinks AEW and Tony Khan write good stories doesn't know good story telling I'm afraid. Like, that's not even opinion it's factual the guy just has no idea about writing stories. Who genuinely sits in front of their TV and is super into Chris Jericho and Orange Cassidy's feud with it's main selling points being Orange being bashed by a bag of oranges and Jericho being juiced. Who genuinely tunes into AEW and is into their predictable main events or story telling?
I don't get it from the AEW fans perspective either. If some goober took over my beloved Rugby League team the Sydney Roosters and he was just some big fan trying to be a coach I'd be saying "Fuck this guy off and keep him away from my football team" but for whatever reason people are willing to let Tony Khan write wrestling and pretend he's good at it because...reasons?
It managed 250-300 thousand viewers a week which is half of AEW's audience. AEW had a budget of 100 million dollars and a major TV network but the NWA managed 50% of their audience with ageing former WWE stars, independent stars and Nick Aldis. Let that one sink in.
Give NWA 100 million plus Jericho, Moxley, Cody, Kenny etc and they'd be doing AEW numbers as well.
Head booker of ROH from 2009 to 2012. Played a big part in getting them sold.
Authored multiple books that are very popular.
First ever colour commentator for the revised NWA and was involved in their creative.
Was approached by Tony Khan to write AEW but turned it down.
Again, not as irrelevant as people think.
So he was wrong about one thing therefore he is out of touch with today's world? THAT DON'T MAKE NO SENSE.
Also, please explain how Cornette failed with SMW. He wanted a successful regional territory which he achieved, he had the likes of Undertaker and Shawn Michaels wrestling his shows, created future stars and was the number 2 independent group in the United States just behind ECW. If that's a failure then sign me up.
we do not care about AEWs heights or what it should reach in every second guys’ opinion
we want it to keep doing what we like and keep existing
it is doing that - and that is all it needs to do
it definitely does not need to be everything for everyone and make the whole wrestling world happy. Least of all Cornette
look at TNA - still existing, still giving their fans what they like - that is more than enough