AEW promises to provide their fans with an honest pro wrestling alternative. With All Out going down tomorrow night live on pay-per-view and their weekly television show starting on October 2nd, they could be gearing up for something different from what some mainstream audiences are used to.

Dean Malenko was telling his story during Starrcast III about traveling from Japan to WCW back in the day. He was suddenly given lines to read and this was something he hadn’t experienced before.

WWE still operates much in the same way with tightly scripted promos and Malenko stated that AEW won’t be doing that at all.

“The reason AEW is letting these guys go, let them go out and talk — let them. If they make a mistake, fine, but that’s real as opposed from reading from a piece of paper with people telling me, ‘You’ve gotta say this.’ — ‘I don’t say that.’ — ‘Well, you’re gonna say it tonight.'”


“How do you know? How do you know if anyone in this room will accept or like it?”

Malenko stated that learning scripted promos was very difficult for him to get used to when he started working in the United States. When he was in Japan, Dean Malenko got to say whatever he wanted. It seems like AEW might be presenting the same kind of opportunity for their stars as well.

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