AEW Stars Comment On Shows Being Cancelled

4 weeks ago by Jamie Toolan

AEW Stars Comment On Shows Being Cancelled AEW

Following on from the news that AEW have cancelled their two YouTube shows Dark and Dark Elevation, current AEW stars and regulars of the two programs have commented on the situation.

Despite AEW Dark and Dark Elevation being often accused by fans as little more than shows for stat-padding, for other less proven talent it was a rare spotlight to showcase their abilities amidst AEW’s large roster.

AEW’s Serpentico took to Twitter to acknowledge the personal impact both shows have had on his career, particularly throughout the challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Serpentico tweeted:

“Gonna miss #AEWDark & #AEWElevation. These shows paid my bills during the pandemic at a time where my personal & professional future seemed bleak.

“Lots of fun (& sometimes painful!) times were had. Made good friends & even better enemies.

“Thanks to everyone that tuned in!”

Another Dark/Elevation regular, Diamante, tweeted:

One time for AEW Dark & Elevation! A platform Im forever grateful for, Im not really one for tooting my own horn, BUT I was the queen of that shiiiiii !!! I elevated myself along with everyone I was ever in the ring with ! What’s next for The (Cuban) 💎?! Let’s stay tuned 😈

Rising star Billie Starkz wrote:

I’ll never forget when I got the email to come to #AEWDark 9 days after my birthday. Forever grateful for every opportunity and person I got to share the ring with.

According to Andrew Zarian of the Wrestling Observer in his initial tweet regarding Dark and Dark Elevation, the cancellation of both shows was due to the new deal signed between AEW and Warner Bros Discovery for the upcoming Saturday night AEW Collision show.

Part of that deal was that all AEW wrestling content will air exclusively on WBD from now on.

It’s believed that ROH isn’t included in that and will continue to air on HonorClub, featuring plenty of the names that were previously regulars on Dark and Elevation.

According to previous reports, the current plan for AEW Collision is to present the new show as equal to Dynamite in terms of star power, presentation, etc.

There have been reports of a planned ‘brand split’ between Dynamite and the Saturday show, largely as a way to keep people separate if they have issues with each other.

According to Dave Meltzer, the Elite and Blackpool Combat Club will be staying on Dynamite, while Collision will be headed up by CM Punk, another major return/debut, FTR, and potentially Chris Jericho.

Andrew Zarian previously reported that the show will air on TNT on Saturdays during at 8pm-10pm ET.

For the latest news on AEW Collision, which is reportedly set to see the return of CM Punk, click here.

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