AEW continued producing content through the pandemic, not missing a single week of original programming. There was a time when they had to shoot weeks’ worth of footage at QT Marshall’s Norcross, Georgia gym, but Dynamite stayed on the air. All that started one year ago today.
We are now officially one-year into the COVID-19 pandemic in America. AEW brought a show to Daily’s Place on March 18th, 2020 without a soul in the crowd, but hundreds of thousands were watching at home.
Cody Rhodes was reminded of this anniversary and he commented on that promo he cut to start Dynamite without any lights on. He also couldn’t hear himself which made it a very interesting experience.
Wild wild day and night. Only 2 remote cameras in the bowl and no playback. Just a red light came on and we were live. Felt like I was doing my remarks for radio.
The promo that Cody Rhodes cut was heartfelt, and it still rings true today. This was followed by Kenny Omega cutting his own promo before announcing to hit the lights and pyro to start the show.
The company is still in Daily’s Place to this day, but there is hope that they will be able to continue touring once again in the Fall.