AEW Commentator Excalibur recently appeared on the Talk Is Jericho podcast. The masked man was on the show to talk about a litany of topics from his career thus far, but interestingly he wanted to point out how much the AEW production was developed over the past few months.
Excalibur on Younger Talent
“Guys that have never wrestled on TV or never wrestled in, you know, big arenas, they’ve gotten their sea legs” Excalibur began. “Unfortunately they’re under the microscope and so, to see Jungle Boy, he’s the most nervous guy I’ve ever seen before a match or anything like that. He’s gotten shockingly less nervous as time goes on. And to see him calm down and just kind of come to grips with the situation [is great]. To see Marco [Stunt] go out there and you know feel that he can be comfortable? So that’s been an improvement so seeing these young guys, not necessarily young guys. But guys that have never performed in front of this size of audience, being able to have that composure.”
Tightening Up The Production
Excalibur elaborated further, saying “I think the other thing too is from a business side is tightening up the production. Like the script and the run of the show and things like that. I mean there’s always going to be experimentation in wrestling. Nobody knows 100% what the audience wants, but I think the way we experiment has approved. And so, you know, we realised certain angles weren’t working and so we cut bait on them. And when that happens on a TV show it’s kind of irksome and it’s like ‘why did they do that?’ But this is a weekly television thing. A TV show is only you know, 16 episodes, where this is 52 a year for how many years? So there has to be times when not everything’s gonna work. But you know just the internal logic of the creative here has has improved.”