WWE has an issue with booking long term. It is pretty hard to pull that off when they have a 73-year-old billionaire changing the script every week. AEW plans on being much different.
AEW has some big plans for their show on TNT and although they aren’t setting their goals to set storylines two years in advance like NJPW does, The Elite is still getting things in order.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Cody Rhodes revealed that AEW has the next six months to a year’s worth of stories already planned out.
“I’d say we have a pretty good bearing on 6 months to a year. Exactly that. Long form storytelling is great in every medium whether it is film or TV or whatever it may be to know and work backwards. We’ve got a good, what would I call it, like a syllabus? There’s a syllabus to what we’re going to do but one thing that Matt Jackson is really good about pointing out is some things just catch fire and one thing that we want to do differently than any other wrestling that’s out there is you can’t deny something when it catches. So if something catches, we’re going to push that, we’re going to promote that. If an individual catches, we’re going to push that, we’re going to promote that. And that all starts at Double or Nothing.”
We already knew All Elite Wrestling has things booked at least through the Summer because Pac refused to lose a future match against Kenny Omega. We can only assume that match could have been for the All Elite World Championship. Now the title is set to be defended in a much different way.
Knowing that All Elite Wrestling has things planned out this far in advance is pretty exciting to be honest. It means they have given some serious thought to what they want to do. Now we will just have to wait until their actual show debuts on TNT, but Double Or Nothing should give us a pretty good clue about what to expect as well.
Thanks to Chris Van Vliet for the quote