WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has explained how AEW (All Elite Wrestling) can avoid turning into the next WCW. The legendary commentator did so why talking on a recent episode of his podcast, The Ross Report.
In the eyes of Ross, the newly launched promotion needs to continue to sign the best talent possible and secure a good television deal. Once they do that then AEW needs to keep the weekly TV show fresh and unpredictable.
“Well, they’ve got to continue to create stars. They’ve got to continue to provide something new and exciting and talented to the fanbase. They’ve got to have a great television clearance as they start their weekly run this fall, I am told or as I read. So I think that’s important. They’ve struck a chord with many on social media.” Ross continued, “their footprint, thanks to their social media expertise, is serving them well. But the main thing is they’ve got to cultivate a talented roster. They can’t get stale or predictable and continue to produce great episodic, hard-hitting, no eye-rolling content every week. It’s a hell of a big job and it ain’t going to be easy.”
Although it’s been reported that AEW has been in talks with several TV networks, the promotion has yet to announce a deal. You can listen to the entire podcast by clicking on the player below:
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription