Tony Khan enjoys the quarterly pay-per-view structure that AEW currently utilizes, but promises that there will be other areas where they expand their programming.
With AEW Full Gear 2020 in the books, there will not be another All Elite Wrestling pay-per-view event this calendar year. The next time the company will be on pay-per-view will be Saturday, February 27, 2021, when they present their second Revolution event.
When asked on the post-Full Gear media scrum if AEW had any plans to expand its pay-per-view lineup, AEW president Tony Khan how did the success of the quarterly pay-per-view format, while also disgusting the upcoming third hour of television the brand will be adding next year and the role that special episodes of Wednesday Night Dynamite play in furthering their stories.
“I love our big four shows, I think having Revolution, Double or Nothing, All Out and Full Gear as the big shows spaced out for the year, ‘The Big Four’ really provides anticipation. Then, Dynamite, we have huge episodes of Dynamite, special events within Dynamite but a lot of the episodes and cards we have are huge draws and have been huge successes. So I think we have got a great lineup,” Tony said. “We're going to add a third hour of television in addition to trying to develop and utilize a lot of our great talent on Dark. I think we could definitely expand our programming. I don't think we'll have shows like these, you know, these particular ‘Big Four’ pay-per-views. But there are other platforms and other shows will develop for sure.”
In regards to special episodes of Dynamite, Tony Khan revealed plans for specials in December and January. With ‘Beach Break’ being the event set for January.
“There is going to be a ‘Beach Break’ in January and in December we have some huge events coming up also. We have a really big slate of Dynamite shows coming up. In December we will see some of our biggest shows ever. ‘Beach Break’ in January will be a great event.”
This past January, the company presented two weeks of “Bash at the Beach.” formerly, that was an event hosted by WCW. Cody Rhodes briefly had the trademark registered under his name allowing for that event to take place this year but, recent developments have changed that. “Beach Break” is also the name of Orange Cassidy's finisher.
WWE executive director Bruce Prichard also recently stated that he prefers the quarterly pay-per-view format. Learn more at this link.
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