I haven't spoken much about the Brawl Out from All Out as coined by certain media sites and the reason for that is just having nothing to say. However, it would be wrong to not offer a bit of praise to certain AEW stars that have taken the reigns so to speak and have chosen to lead by example. Right after All Out current AEW World Champion Jon Moxley was suppose to go on vacation, but that all changed after the brawl out. Chris Jericho and Bryan Danielson stepped in talent meetings as veterans alongside Moxley to lead the AEW roster back to being a company that settles the scores in the ring. Jericho has been quoted as well expressing his opinion on CM Punk to his face following the altercation.
Jericho is currently being rewarded holding the Ring of Honor World Championship which is in fact something I don't think I'd ever say though I do understand it now. Think about the fact that Jericho has held the WWE, WCW, AEW and now ROH World Championships. With rumors abound that Ring of Honor will finally be receiving a stand alone television show the likely question is does this mean that Jericho will move off Dynamite and join the ROH Television show instead. Using the logic that of course the World Champion would appear on the brands TV show would of course be at the forefront. However, think about how much this would help Jericho once he does reappear on Dynamite as the old saying goes how can I miss you if you don't go away.
In my opinion, Jericho and other veterans should be getting rewarded for how they've helped AEW move forward past the altercation at All Out. Also I believe that Jericho should be moved to the ROH television show alongside other ROH wrestlers once the brand is given it's stand alone broadcast which we hope to see very soon.
ROH Could be Dynamite
With the rumors swirling that a weekly television show could be coming soon for Ring of Honor the question remains the effect it's having on AEW. It is unquestionable the benefits that would come about if Ring of Honor is able to secure its own television show as it would give the AEW roster more to breath. But should ROH pull away from AEW without something being put to use on television. Think about it jealousy is one of the strongest selling points in any profession, especially in wrestling.
The size of the AEW roster is built to force some talent to end up getting lost in the shuffle; it's just bound to happen. The infusion of talent that will likely be moved over to the ROH roster once the brand has a standalone show doesn't help matters. Why not have someone like Ethan Page appear to be angry on an episode of Dynamite or even better on the YouTube channel complaining that instead of being given the spotlight on television for even interview time he had to go to the YouTube channel. Following week let him put something on his Twitter playing up the lack of time and opportunity. Ethan should then blame the excess talent taken on from Tony Khan tossing a life raft to the failing promotion. Tony should've just let Sinclair take ROH behind the woodshed and put it out of its misery doing us all a favor.
These two weeks of insulting the history of Ring of Honor catches the ire of former ROH President and the man that kept the company afloat Cary Silken giving some words to Ethan Page. Carey implores Tony Khan to allow him to confront Ethan Page on television. Cary requests Caprice Coleman & Ian be present being the former ROH announce team. Cary gives an impassioned speech about the history of ROH and what it meant to the wrestling business and legacy that Tony Khan saved. The only thing Ethan says is "you are just proving my point" and walks away.
Ethan goes back to social media and points that Tony allowing Cary to appear again proves that he's more willing to be seen as a hero then someone who knows how to handle business. Page continues to stir the pot and catches the attention of a new free agent former ROH Champion Nigel McGuinness who is retired but is willing to silence the ego of the man who is bad mouthing the history of the company that made Nigel famous. This can escalate the feud to be something talked about during the early days of ROH's new television deal. Ethan could appear in the audience during an ROH event as a fan which would prevent the wrestlers from attacking him. Leading to Nigel picking an opponent to finally silence "All Ego" Ethan Page.
The logic from this would be to play up the jealousy that I'm sure some in AEW might feel seeing ROH stars occupying valuable TV time that they would be having had a TV deal been in place. Personal beefs draw money is what I believe that sign said on the wall in Memphis. Ethan Page is extremely talented and deserves to put in a spot to flourish. Nigel has the history with ROH to be someone that could get attention but not overpower Ethan Page. A feud like this would also allow for some form of connection between the brands to be maintained even after ROH is given a separate television show.
Following the media scrum at All Out the talk has been about the backstage issues happening within the backstage area of All Elite Wrestling. The Elite, CM Punk, and Ace Steel have been suspended since the week after All Out. Since then though we have seen various events take place specifically centering around Sammy Guevara and Andrade El Idolo. In recent months a number of former WWE stars have returned to the promotion thanks in part to the change in creative direction. It's become pretty clear that Andrade may want to move on and head back to the WWE.
Sammy and Andrade have both acted extremely unprofessional, airing their issues in a personal manner instead of keeping the issues behind closed doors. From my understanding there has been both a heated altercation and a fight between Sammy and Andrade. I've heard some fans mention that AEW is in desperate need of a PR Team to handle situations that seem to continue to appear. Allowing the professional to handle the situation would be the ideal way to handle keeping a lid on bad behavior. I would note as well that Tony needs to step up and acknowledge the bad behavior dealing with it promptly.
It does seem like Tony has dealt with Andrade accordingly, suspending him for the foreseeable future after a physical altercation between Andrade and Sammy with Andrade the only one getting physical. Sammy does need to be reigned in a bit as I believe he knew that Andrade was on edge and his actions didn't help matters. Unfortunately, it is events like this that overshadow the success the company has in the long run. AEW's first goal should be to put a lid on the tension and allow fans to just focus on the positives and let go of the negatives.
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