Following the success of AEW's first house show The House Always Wins on April 9, AEW President Tony Khan toyed with the idea of adding an intermission to pay-per-view events.
Khan appeared on the April 14 edition of Busted Open Radio and said, "We have great [video packages] and we could do that. Also, a [countdown] clock. If you watch the Road To or the countdown, you might've seen them, but that's even better. They are part of the pay-per-view, putting some [video packages] up. I think it's a good idea. If [Busted Open hosts Tommy Dreamer and Dave LaGreca] like it, that makes me feel a little better. Maybe it's a good idea. If the fans like it, then maybe it's a good idea."
Khan quickly took to social media after his comments to note that he was curious as to what fans thought since it was well-received at the house show. Many on Twitter commented that the idea wouldn't work as well on pay-per-view.
I was just curious what people thought because it got a good reaction at The House Always Wins. I’ll mark that down as a No vote for both of you then.— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 14, 2021
Appearing on the May 5 episode of Busted Open Radio, Khan said he's now unsure about doing an intermission on pay-per-view after seeing the mixed reaction but wants to keep longer video packages on the show as a break in the action.
"I don't know if I'm going to do the intermission. I've gotten really mixed (reviews)...I might do long (video) packages in the show and maybe give a timer to when we're back, but I don't think it's going to be a big break in the show. The packages are a big part of the show," he said.
AEW's next pay-per-view event is Double or Nothing on May 30. It will be the first AEW event at Daily's Place with full capacity since the pandemic. A fan fest is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 29.
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