Since its inception over a year ago, AEW talent have spoken highly of the creative freedom they have in the company. The likes of Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho have referenced many times how they are not given scripts like in WWE.
Speaking to Dan Le Batard on South Beach Sessions, AEW President Tony Khan compared the unscripted nature of AEW to a popular HBO comedy.
"Our promos are like the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' of wrestling. I don't believe sending wrestlers out there with a 10-page soliloquy and a script to memorize. When I watch other wrestling shows, it's painful to watch people talk. And these are charismatic guys, but they're force-fed dialogue that no actual human being would ever say in a realistic conversation. And somehow, we're supposed to believe them and believe in them. When I was a kid, I never would have gotten behind someone that was reading that kind of a script," he said.
Current AEW World Champion Chris Jericho made similar comments in the past, pointing out the "cartoonish in a bad way" nature of WWE promos. You can view his full comments by clicking here.
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