AEW tries to be an alternative to WWE, and that’s been the case ever since its debut back in 2019. For the most part, it has succeeded in that regard, but there are still a lot of improvements to be made.
One of the defining traits of AEW for the past few years is certainly their shocking debuts. While some were more impactful than others, AEW is now known for having a lot of ex-WWE stars debuting.
However, it has not come to the point that a lot of debuts don’t end up well in the long run. While speaking on The Jim Cornette Experience. Jim Cornette criticized AEW for their debuts becoming boring after a few months.
“Everybody’s always going to pop, especially AEW fans because they want everything about that program to be good. And it doesn’t wear off because you’re not surprise appearing the same person every time.
So it’s always a big pop the first time, but the problem because when there’s a pattern of everybody getting a huge pop [on] their first night, and by the time they’ve been there a month nobody gives two s**ts. It’s not are they happy the first night, it’s will they keep coming back.”
Saraya made her debut last week on AEW Dynamite to a thunderous pop. Now it remains to be seen whether she will become a huge part of the company or not.
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