AEW has several hours of television to fill every week, and sometimes that takes creative planning to get everything together. Tony Khan’s company is not immune to recording things and keeping them for when they are needed.
Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that AEW recording segments in advance is “nothing new.” In fact, this is done to save on travel and help wrestlers with their schedules and travel expenses.
While it’s nothing new, All Elite Wrestling has regularly practiced filming segments for talent the week ahead when they won’t be wrestling the at the next week’s tapings. We’re told this is done to save on travel, and to ease the schedule for talent so they’re not flying in for two days only to do one minute backstage segments.
It was also noted that, “the Hardy Boyz and Young Bucks did that earlier this year, but we’ve also learned that last week’s Keith Lee and Swerve segment from the Cincinnati tapings was actually filmed the week prior in Toronto.” Obviously, the tactic is working for AEW.
We will have to see how things turn out for AEW in the future, but with people making travel plans, like Pac’s trips to the UK, this seems to be a way they figured out to make things work.
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