AEW has certainly come a long way since its inception back in 2019. This especially includes how many talent they have hired and their overall production values.
The company introduced their secondary show called Rampage last year. Since then, the show has served multiple purposes, especially when it comes to delivering solid matches. They are live this week for Rampage, with Battle of the Belts afterward, but that’s not a long-term deal.
While speaking with Ariel Helwani, Tony Khan was asked whether AEW Rampage will ever become a live show. Khan made it clear that he really isn’t sure about that fact.
“I don’t know what it will do permanently, but I know going forward for the next month, really through Full Gear, most Rampages are live. That’s the idea. We’re going to step it up going into Full Gear and step it up for Rampage. So we have Rampage live this week. We’re doing a separate Rampage show, it’s actually a standalone show, but we are doing it on a Thursday in Canada, to be honest, because it makes a lot of sense with the traveling crew and with everybody up there for a lot of reasons to do it over the Wednesday-Thursday, rather than keep everybody up there the extra day. But there’s also great opportunities with keeping that venue for two days and the business deal we made was a really good deal.”
Tony Khan certainly has a lot of things in store for his fans in the coming weeks, but turning AEW Rampage into a live show might not be one of them.
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