AEW will often use picture-in-picture screens when they go to commercial. This gives fans a chance to keep their eye on the action if they want. This week fans missed a match finish if they weren’t paying attention and that was the intention.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that the Orange Cassidy vs Jack Evans match ended just as planned. This was not an issue of timing getting out of hand, because AEW was educating their audience.
“It was planned I will tell you […] It’s something you should do once every now and then. When I first saw it, my first thought was ‘oh my god, they messed up the timing,’ and then you know, I basically checked and ‘no, this went according to plan this went as it was supposed to.'”
It was noted that this was an “education thing” for the audience so they know that the picture-in-picture screen is important to the broadcast. Now fans will have to keep an eye on the show, even during commercials. You never know when AEW might end a match while TNT is on commercial break now.
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