AEW announced that their television show will be airing later this year on TNT. A night of the week was not announced, but WWE seems to know what night it will air on. A lot of questions remain about the upcoming AEW television show, but now we know what kind of promos they will be having.
Wrestling News had a chance to speak to Cody Rhodes at the Turner Upfronts. During their couple of questions, Cody Rhodes revealed that AEW will not be scripting their promos because they already know the voices of the people they decided to hire.
“When it comes to promos, if we invested you, we already know your voice,” Cody said. “We just want to put the voice out there for more people to hear. There’s great coaches we have, great collaborators. Guys like Jim Ross, guys like Billy Gunn, a bunch of guys I can’t name. We have these great collaborators, plus all of us who want to make this work. Collaboration yes, micromanagement no, scripted no, that’s the best.”
“We’re honest when we say that we want it to be very sports-centric,” Brandi added. “In order to do that, it has to be focused on the bell-to-bell, the actual matches, less of the drama and the behind-the-scenes.”
This is very interesting because WWE, the worldwide leader in sports entertainment, is famous for their scripted promos.
AEW apparently won’t be telling their stars what to say which could be a blessing and a curse. Hopefully, it all works out as we continue to pull for this new pro wrestling company.