AEW is taping a series of shows throughout this week, which requires the use of plenty of extras (indie wrestlers and trainees not signed by AEW used as ringside fans and enhancement talent). We mentioned yesterday that "Captain" Shawn Dean was charged with coordinating those extras as a part of his newly signed deal. Now, we've confirmed some notes that extras are given as to complete their tasks and look favorably to AEW higher ups.
Fightful has obtained notes provided to AEW extras ahead of this week's tapings, and had them confirmed by several within the company.. The extras were told their primary job during Dynamite ringside at the show unless they're working on it. There is a rotation planned for when talent are ringside cheering. The extras were instructed to go over their match, wear a jacket or t-shirt over their gear and cheer at ringside, then rotate out and prepare for their matches when working the Dark/Elevation tapings. It was also clearly mentioned in the instructions that making sure to fulfill those acts goes a long way with AEW management, which could get them booked for future work in the company.
AEW extras are also provided a Q&A form to better familiarize announcers with them. Extras are told to provide a negative nose swab test result before traveling to Jacksonville, and if they do not have a negative test and end up positive, they have to quarantine in Jacksonville at their own expense.
There are additional aspects of advice that we are hoping to confirm with those in AEW soon.
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