AEW is ready to offer a different kind of pro wrestling product once their weekly show debuts on TNT in The Fall.
The upstart promotion has successfully delivered three solid pay-per views in succession (Double Or Nothing, Fyter Fest, Fight For The Fallen) and is starting to scratch the same territory that WWE has monopolized for two decades.
While WWE still doesn’t offer creative control to its Superstars, AEW on the other hand is already allowing select wrestlers to have creative input in the product. And this major difference could go a long way in giving juggernaut WWE a run for its money.
On Busted Open Radio, AEW talent Adam “Hangman” Page revealed the creative control that “some of those wrestlers” currently enjoy in The Khan Family’s promotion.
“I think that is maybe something people are not used to. We have done three shows. I haven’t for the first time ever had someone tell me what to say.”
Fresh faces, world class talent, hardcore wrestling – these three elements have been the key factors behind AEW’s rapid rise so far.
“I am doing what I want to do. These things are in my hands. I don’t think anyone has 100 percent complete control in what they are doing at any time, but I think giving more power back to the wrestlers to be creative, I think more than just competing in the ring I like to be creative, which is hard to do when you are not allowed to. I think AEW letting some of those wrestlers have that input is massive.”
Wrestlers coming up with their own ideas and self-coloring their storylines will inevitably give a fresh feel to pro wrestling in its entirety.
As previously reported, AEW won’t have any scripted promos which is essentially the first step towards wrestlers enjoying creative control both inside and outside the ring.