AEW had a long set of tapings a few weeks ago, where they ended up filming content which is set to last until their next PPV, Double or Nothing. AEW moved shop to QT Marshall’s gym in Norcross, Georgia for these set of tapings, and they should last enough for a month.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter had several interesting points on AEW’s current policies. AEW is rich in content right now, and have the luxury of choosing the matches to air each week. They are apparently airing matches out of order, which was apparent after Britt Baker‘s nose was miraculously healed in her match this week.
Baker suffered a broken nose last week after Hikaru Shida attacked her, but her injury was nowhere to be seen this week. WON also reported that Hager vs Moxley, which was the main event this week, was recorded in Jacksonville itself, as Moxley stayed away from the Georgia tapings.
“It was stuff put together from different times. Britt Baker seemed fine, so it would appear her match was taped before the Shida match last week where she broke her nose, but I don’t know that as a fact. Hager vs. Moxley was taped back at the last set of Jacksonville tapings since Moxley wasn’t brought to these tapings.”
WON added that AEW’s falling ratings could possibly lead them to scrap their current content and resume live shows once again. It was reported that while AEW plans to return only after 23rd May, the falling ratings and the order given by Florida state could motivate them to change their ideas.
“AEW will likely not come back until 5/23, although nothing is certain and ratings concerns could also impact decision making. Running in Florida is an option.”
AEW has lost two weeks in a row to NXT, although by slight margins. NXT returned to the live schedule along with all the other WWE shows this week.