AEW is trying to make Rampage actually really feel like a lot much less of a B-show
A common criticism of Rampage is that it’s not exactly must see TV. Irrespective of Tony Khan’s early promises it wouldn’t be a “B-show”, AEW’s Friday night time offering has once in a while struggled to actually really feel even that crucial — in particular when you’re not invested in Ring of Honor attitudes.
It looks like TK & company are in the hunt for to handle that, alternatively. This week’s episode featured an anticipated Bryan Danielson phase, and a Sonny Kiss perspective that should generate buzz for somewhat a couple of reasons. And for next Friday (Aug. 19), they’ve booked two identify suits — one involving a challenger with a non-wrestling following.
AEW is trying to make Rampage
The odds of Private Birthday celebration scary Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee to win the Tag titles, or wrestler and Jersey Shore famous person Zack Clayton taking the FTW belt from HOOK, aren’t excellent. Alternatively promoting the episode as that incorporates two championship suits is a step-up from workrate showcases, multi-man suits and ROH strategies.
Actually, merely having 3 vital suits (Ari Daivari, Narrow J & Parker Boudreaux of Kiss’ new cast The Trustbusters takee on Perfect conceivable Buddies Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Chuck Taylor inside the Trios Tournament) booked a week in advance might help Rampage. Incessantly circumstances, nearly all of each Friday’s card is set-up the former Wednesday, and can get out of place inside the shuffle of all the other stuff jammed into every Dynamite.
Do you think AEW is trying to increase the importance of Rampage? If this is the case, do you think it is going to artwork?