AEW characters will be given room to breathe.
On Oct. 2, All Elite Wrestling will officially premiere on TNT with their yet-to-be-named two-hour weekly program. Members of the AEW front office have already hinted at the kind of product fans will see on television, saying the show will mainly focus on in-ring work and storytelling. In an interview with Decider, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) stated that fans would not be seeing the same wrestlers every week.
“Our characters won’t be over-saturated. That’s a problem for the current product for mainstream wrestling right now. You see wrestlers way too often, way too many times, and you become fatigued with that character and that superstar, and they lose that superstardom,” Nick Jackson said.
“[There’s] just time for things to breathe,” Matt Jackson added. “Everything is so overexposed right now.”
The Young Bucks would take it a step further, saying that those not used on television would be able to stay home that week rather than having to show up at the arena.
“I don’t think everybody has to be on the show every week, necessarily. Like if they’re not needed, maybe they stay home that week. Or we just give them a little bit in the back. Sometimes it’s just too much. But if we give them a little bit of flavor every week or every other week I think it would be fine. I really do," said Matt.
“We already have a lot of wrestlers in our contracts, so we don’t need to have them weekly. So some wrestlers might not even be on them every single week of the year,” Nick said. “So a lot of people are going to have great schedules that are way better than any wrestling company in the world.”
Before AEW hits cable in October, the show will hold AEW All Out on Aug. 31. The Young Bucks will be in action at the event, taking on The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr & Fenix) in a ladder match. You can view the current card for AEW All Out by clicking here.