Variety said:“One thing we really strongly want to present is wins and losses mattering again in pro wrestling. That takes more than the W and the L column,” he said. “We’re talking about percentage of times someone loses to this particular maneuver, percentages against somebody of this height, a whole by-the-numbers approach that really intrigues me. It’s not a cornerstone of AEW necessarily but it’s a great peripheral element we’re working on and that’s going to be exclusive to us.”
Rhodes, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and a former WWE star himself, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to learn from people like WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. But he also felt something was lacking during his time with the company.
“[As] much as I say it was a wonderful job, it wasn’t wrestling. That’s something I’ve learned a lot about, the grittiness and the sports-centric element of the industry that doesn’t exist really anywhere else currently. We have the opportunity to seize that.”
As they used to say back in the day, check local listings. But it appears most PPV companies are going for $40-$50.
Like I said in another thread, I may pass now. I want to support them, but the days of $50 PPVs is long gone. Hope this is temporary till Warners streaming service.
Might want to pass.
A lot of the steam is exhausted not watching live, but I can't go back to $50 ppvs. Especially not for Cody/Dustin.Might want to pass.
I'm sure it'll be good but enough to pay five times the PPV average? You can buy a lot wrestling with that elsewhere.
Personally, I'll buy it becuase I'm insanely curious and been waiting for this awhile but definitely not going to feel the same about the ones afterwards with the same price.
Was thinking about getting it on Fite TV if its on there in the US but their player has fucked me over more than once.I'm seeing it with friends and we're splitting the $60 on Xfinity TV PPV. If you're going to pay that kind of money, you should at least have something of reliable buffering quality. To put it politely with my experience of BleacherReport Live: that ain't that lmao
I mean it still might be pn Twtich too, but an article in Variety had B/R Live saying they'll be streaming AEW shows in June and Jul, and that's the CEO show and the Jacksonville show.... it might still be free though we'll see
My guess is it's the NJPW style. Pin a champion in a tag match or a tournament match and you get a title shot.Someone explain this "wins and losses matter" thing to me. How does a booked event with booked outcomes use wins and losses to do anything? All I can see is oh Kenny gets a title run because he won his last 20 matches. Which just translates to Kenny was booked for a title run but we dragged it out. And what happens to the poor jobbers who never get booked to win. The losses matter for them because they never get gold opportunity's
I can't get my head around it