AEW is presenting Blood & Guts tonight on TNT. We will have full coverage of the event here at Ringside News. A lot is going to go down and we will have to see how much blood is spilled. One thing AEW can say is that they have set themselves apart from WWE’s typical booking.
Tony Khan is very proud of the booking direction that AEW has taken. He recently threw a little shade at WWE in the process while discussing how AEW tries to keep fresh stories going every week. They don’t like to run repeat matches as Vince McMahon’s company tends to do so often.
While discussing those differences between AEW and WWE with Entrepreneur.com, Tony Khan couldn’t help but say that AEW doesn’t do “the same matches 17 weeks in a row.”
“There’s a lot of differences (between AEW and WWE),” Khan said. “I don’t do really cheap DQ finishes to prolong something. There are other wrestling programs where you might see multiple DQs and count outs in a week. I believe in giving the fans a finish to the match. I believe in not false-advertising programs and people. I might hype something I really believe in, but there’s a big difference between hyping something and false-advertising outright, and I’ve never done the latter. I think that’s why we have a lot of goodwill with the audience.”
“Following through on the things you say you’re going to do and trying to deliver a show that’s in the spirit of what the fans want to see week in, week out and offering fresh matches and fresh programs is a big part of it. You know, not doing the same matches 17 weeks in a row over and over again.”
AEW and WWE will likely continue battling in the same space for a while. Turner seems to really enjoy their affiliation with All Elite Wrestling. Chris Jericho even said that the Wednesday Night War was really over when TNT inked a new television deal worth $175 million with the company.
We’ll have to see what’s next in this pro wrestling war. It seems that Tony Khan and AEW will continue striving to present original content no matter what WWE is up to.