All Elite Wrestling is clearly trying to have their shows appear rather different from WWE’s. This can be seen through the more realistic sports-like approach the company is taking.
It is also being reported that the new promotion wants their TV tapings to all feel different, something WWE has been heavily criticised for not doing.
Dave Meltzer noted on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio that AEW boss Tony Khan told him the company wants to have some on-location shows.
This is something that WCW used to do back in the 1990s.
“I’ve talked to Tony Khan and one of the ideas that he and I talked about was on-location shows. Like Nitro used to do. He’s a big fan of that and I’m a big fan of that. You don’t want it to look like every fricken Wednesday is exactly the same. You know like the Spring Break show and I don’t wanna say Mall Of America show — because I don’t know about that one, but those destination shows. I expect them to do that.”
It would appear as if the first few AEW events are going to be held at standard venues, but we could see some on-location events in 2020.
This comes after it was reported by Dave Meltzer that WWE is inviting several journalists on a tour of the Performance Center on the same day that AEW makes its TNT debut.