AEW has been able to present their programming from Daily’s Place except for a few weeks where they had to tape from QT Marshall’s gym in Norcross, Georgia. The new taping environment without fans took a lot of adjustments. It is also much quieter in the ring.
Modern day technology is remarkable. A microphone can pick up the smallest noise from across the room. This is especially true if someone is yelling a swear word in a relatively empty building.
While speaking to Wrestling Observer Live, Jim Ross discussed how things have totally changed in regards to sound at pro wrestling events. He compared it to the sickening thud that MMA gloves make in the UFC as he transitioned into saying how AEW stars and staff need to be careful of this as well.
“The UFC fight I went to a week ago here in Jacksonville, those 4 ounce gloves and no fans make a very disturbing noise. It’s a different game. You can hear the coaches, you can hear the announcers, you can hear everything and some of the mics picked up everything.”
“So you’ve gotta be careful what you say profanity-wise, spot-wise whatever it might be. It’s changing everything.”
AEW was able to provide life to their programming by putting wrestlers around the ring early on, but the microphones in the ring still picked up a lot of things that aren’t normally heard.
We’ll have to see what those microphones pick up next, but everyone is getting used to a new normal and that includes those wrestlers in the ring.
Transcription by Ringside News