Ever since its inception, AEW has strived to be an alternative to WWE in terms of a pro wrestling product. For many, it has done more than that and became the definitive way to enjoy pro wrestling. Arn Anderson also criticized one aspect of AEW.
There is no doubt that AEW has a very deep and diverse roster of talented in-ring performers from all over the world, incorporating various styles of pro wrestling. The company continues to sign more and more talents that serve their purpose
However, due to this, not every star can get the right amount of focus at all times. This leads to them being absent from television for a long time. While speaking on “The ARN Show” on AdFreeShows.com, Arn Anderson was asked if AEW talent appearing on TV and then disappearing for a long time is a problem. Anderson admitted that it was a problem.
“I agree 100% My son being one of those, if you remember correctly, his debut match was being partnered with Cody. They had a really good match with QT and one of the other kids, but it’s been so far back, nobody remembers it. He had his three or four weeks.
Now to his defense because people get sick of me singing Tony Khan’s praises, but his intention is, because now he’s assembled quite a hell of a talent roster, to try to get everybody exposed. If you get one week or two weeks, and then they move on, I get exactly what you’re saying. In order to get a person over, you have to have about eight or 10 or 12 straight weeks of good TV. Now I am invested in this guy. Tony knows what he wants out of the shows. We support him 100%. I do agree that talent doesn’t get exposed. Dante Martin is a very special kid. He got springs like nobody else in the business. Just a short time back he had two or three or four really, really good weeks, and then now they disappeared down to Dark. It’s a dilemma that we have. We will figure it out.
Even a star like Miro has been absent from AEW television for a long time. Due to AEW’s bloated roster, it is likely this trend will continue for a long time by the looks of it.
h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the quotes
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