AEW is making big plans for their future and that will include changing things around a bit. The company is adding another weekly program with Rampage, and AEW Dark will now see a move to make way for Elevation.
While speaking to PW Insider, Tony Khan revealed that AEW Dark will no longer tape prior to Dynamite. They will now tape Elevation prior to Dynamite. They plan to “procure a venue” for AEW Dark and TK promised that it will be great.
Before Dynamite, we used to tape Dark. That’s going to change. I’m going to tape Elevation before Dynamite now. So it’s going to be a shorter Elevation and I may add matches that I’ll explain where I’ll add them from. I’m going to procure a venue for use to tape Dark and other content that’ll be great. And I’m really looking forward to this. I think it’s going to be tremendous and it will be where we’ll shoot Dark and we’ll do tapings. And it’ll be, as it’s been, it’s been a developmental situation and it’ll continue to be developmental. And it’s been great doing it all under one roof, all at one taping. And there’s been advantages, but there’ll be some advantages now to doing it as its own taping and being able to give 100% attention to these and not having also to think about Dynamite and soon Rampage and Elevation also.
We’ll have to see what kind of venue they are able to obtain for AEW Dark. It sounds like they’re going for a stationary setup that doesn’t have to move, possibly with a television studio setup for pro wrestling much like many pro wrestling companies of the past have utilized.
This is an exciting idea and we have to wonder where they will station this new Dark location.
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