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  1. #16
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    First up, as alluded to yesterday, Wednesday Night Dynamite may not be the final name for the show. It has been rumored and AEW did file a trademark for it, but it was not used in the company’s press release. Only All Elite Wrestling was used, but Tony Khan has said that would not be the name of the show. It’s believed that announcement will happen in the next week or so. While Dynamite is still an option, other names are being test marketed.

    The current plan is to run weekly on TNT with the exception of being pre-empted on Christmas Day.

    AEW plans to run different-sized arenas, depending on demand, with most venues set up to hold between 6,000 and 11,000. There will also be occasional shows set from unique locations. The Observer calls this number “ambitious” when compared to WWE’s attendance for RAW and Smackdown events, the latter of which usually falls below 6,000. That number is expected to go up, however, with the move to FOX and Fridays.

    AEW TV tapings will begin at 7:30 PM ET, and will include a warm-up match before the TV show actually begins.

    Now that the date and time are set, the company is likely to begin to finalize negotiations for international TV deals soon. This would likely include ITV 4 in the UK, which is rumored to air AEW from 1-3 AM early Thursday morning. Canada and other markets are also options, and German TV officials were at Double or Nothing for a possible deal.

    The premiere of the series will go head-to-head with MLB playoffs, which will be at least three of the four Wednesdays through October 23, including the World Series on the latter date. There is a National League playoff game on October 2, an Americna League playoff game on October 16 and the second game of the World Series on October 23. If there is a seventh game in the Series, it will be on October 30. This is nothing new for wrestling, however, which always faces competition from baseball in October.
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    I think one positive thing will be the crowds being a lot hotter in AEW. In general, that was going to be the case to start. But these fans aren't going to be burnt out on TV. To have just one dark match before the live taping, and then the show only going 2 hours, should be a great live experience for the fans.

    Perhaps running one TV show per week and less house show dates will help, but it will be interesting what kind of attendances they can continually draw. Anything over 5,000 per show would be a huge win, in my opinion. Really, doing a few thousand would be a success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driven View Post
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    I think one positive thing will be the crowds being a lot hotter in AEW. In general, that was going to be the case to start. But these fans aren't going to be burnt out on TV. To have just one dark match before the live taping, and then the show only going 2 hours, should be a great live experience for the fans.

    Perhaps running one TV show per week and less house show dates will help, but it will be interesting what kind of attendances they can continually draw. Anything over 5,000 per show would be a huge win, in my opinion. Really, doing a few thousand would be a success.
    I think you are automatically going to get more burnout when a show is airing on a weekly basis. The fact that they only have one property will help though since they won't be running two shows a week. Are they planning a PPV schedule similar to WWE or would they be more or less frequent?
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    I meant that the live crowd for a TV taping won't be getting burnt out.

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    The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the current plan and goal within AEW is to run between 100-120 events per year, including four PPVs, 51 TV shows and several Saturday night house shows. This may also include more than one house show per week. AEW would likely spread their talent out, with the top talent performing in 75 matches. They hope to keep the ability of the top stars to perform at a high level intact, as high match quality is a goal for AEW moreso than other companies.
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    Already a more sound business model and a way to keep guys fresher than WWE. I understand there are different dynamics in play but AEW at least leaves potential room for people to want more wrestling where as the WWE inundates you with overkill.
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    Interesting. 51 TV shows. Are we talking off for Christmas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    I am almost certain to book my tickets. I work like 15 minutes walking distance from the Capital One Arena so I don't know why I wouldn't go unless the tickets are astronomically pricey.
    I'm thinking I am going to go too. Orioles will be done, the Redskins are away that Sunday, there isn't a reason not to.

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    Apparently they are targeting cities that had a strong representation with their PPVs. DC was a good area for them, Baltimore was one of their best


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    We will have to coordinate and see who wants to go. We can have a PSD sign or something with each person holding up a letter. LOL

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    Tickets go on sale Friday.

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    I don't know if we have any West Coast people here, but it looks like they're going to air this live on the West Coast at 5PM. I'm guessing they'll replay it later in the night as well.

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    Ticket Master is pissing me off. Every ticket they list says another fan beat me to it. Well then don’t ****ing post that ticket!

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    Were you able to get tickets?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Driven View Post
    Were you able to get tickets?


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    Nope. Every single ticket said that someone had bought it first. Every ****ing ticket.

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    BREAKING: AEW will debut on TNT Wednesday Oct 2

    Yeah they had some major issues it seemed and then sold out. That sucks. Maybe the prices won’t be too bad on the secondary market, with it being on a Wednesday

    I’m surprised by how fast they sold out the place. They would have sold out a lot sooner too if they didn’t have the Ticketmaster issues.

    I wonder when they’ll announce the following tv tapings.


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