AEW President Tony Khan has named a wrestler on the roster who he believes is close to a big “breakthrough” TV win.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Khan stated that AEW is focusing on finding young talents who can potentially become stars in the future. Praising Dante Martin for his recent work, Khan said:
“At every level of the card, they’re young wrestlers I’m excited about in their development. Dante Martin, at 20 years old, has come in and become to me, a TV breakthrough star waiting to happen, right? I mean, we’re just seeing a wrestler get better in front of our very eyes every week. I know he’s getting close to that big breakthrough win on Dynamite. He had a great tag match this week with Matt Sydal teaming against FTR.
“He’s had some really tremendous showings lately. (Dante had a) great match with Will Hobbs a few weeks ago. I just think Dante is pretty close to a breakthrough himself. There’s a lot of young stars on this roster, and I have some stuff up my sleeve coming soon, too. Something we’re always keeping an eye on is trying to find young stars for the future and I think we have a great young roster.”
While overall ratings were slightly down, viewership for this week’s September 15 edition of Dynamite were impressive, once again beating Raw in the 18-49 demographic.
Next week, AEW makes its New York debut with Dynamite Grand Slam on Wednesday (September 22) at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Backstage morale is reportedly “very high” ahead of the New York show.
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