AEW Dynamite made its debut in October 2019 and since then has worked hard to provide an alternate product to what fans see in WWE. For the most part, they have succeeded, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.
The backstage environments in WWE and AEW are undoubtedly different. As a few former WWE Superstars have mentioned in the past. Both companies have their own ideals as to how they conduct their work.
One of the biggest differences between WWE and AEW would be the fact that WWE produces a pay-per-view event every month while AEW only produces four every year.
While speaking to Bloomberg Business of Sports, AEW President Tony Khan explained the reason behind AEW holding only four pay-per-view events every year. It ultimately comes down to the fact that Khan wants to focus more on the weekly television shows and build hype for the pay-per-view events.
“They do a lot of shows, at least one a month. I don’t put on that many of these big PPVs. I really try to focus on television product, Dynamite and Rampage. The three hours of television and our shoulder programming and developmental content is really a core focus for me and then the stories build up to the quarterly PPV events and it’s pretty exciting because the closer we get to the PPVs you can really feel the excitement building, these stories building, people can’t wait to see these big matches.”
Judging by AEW All Out’s success, perhaps Tony Khan’s method of holding four pay-per-view events a year is the way to go for the company. With the next pay-per-view AEW Full Gear set to take place in November, it remains to be seen what the company has in store for the event.
h/t to WrestleZone for the quotes.
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