AEW is going to be on TNT. They made the announcement official today and there is no shortage of excitement from the IWC even if we already knew this announcement was coming.
Turner’s upcoming schedule was actually on a “lock down” due to this upcoming announcement. Now that it is here fans have even more questions.
It has been said for quite a while that AEW will take a look at wins and losses unlike any other pro wrestling company. A performer’s record will matter unlike it ever has before and they plan to utilize statistics to help provide a realistic view of the sport.
Tony Khan is a huge statistics guy and it appears that the new company will provide tons of numbers to comb over.
It was said in the official press release concerning the AEW on TNT announcement that the company plans on providing fans with a very unique experience.
“AEW offers fans less scripted, soapy drama, and more athleticism and real sports analytics, bringing legitimacy to wrestling that it has not previously had. Wrestlers will also be given more freedom to explore their characters and highlight their athletic abilities. Introducing statistics to wrestling for the first time ever, AEW will raise the stakes for its matches and deepen fan engagement by tracking each competitor’s wins and losses as the wrestlers pursue championships, analyzing their moves, assessing damage to their opponents, and providing insights into their winning streaks.”
There is a ton of information that you can dissect in a pro wrestling match. Anything could be on the table from the percentage of time in a rest hold to how long a competitor maintains control of a contest. The number of dives in a match compared to how often a competitor is able to counter a move could also be part of the equation.
This could be a very interesting take on pro wrestling and might just add an extra element to draw in viewers who are intrigued by the new outlook.