At what point did you start to suspect AEW was going to be a disaster?

At what point did you start to suspect AEW was going to be a disaster?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No company founded by the elite was going to be good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah I figured it was gonna be indy shit but gave it a chance
      still watch it but it's not usually very good. I stopped going to shows a couple years ago, they come once or twice a year around here. Attendance is less than half of the first few shows anymore so I'm not the only one.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i live in a large state. they come within driving distance a couple times a year here as well. what i’ve noticed with attendance is when they come about 30 min from my house is when they have the half empty arena, and worse come Rampage. but when they’re about 2 and a half hours from my house in the larger touristy city practically every seat is filled

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I liked Omega ok when he was with Callis, but any wrestling in the Bucks' image wasn't going to be for me
      Cody needed an editor
      Anxious Millennial Cowboy was whatever, but the shows had too much Best Friends and Jericho for my tastes, I just wanted to see Pac wrestle and have some good storylines

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What even is the Bucks vision of wrestling? Because it seems to always change and be sufficiently lame.

        They couldn't have just settled on being Z list actors could they?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's to badly copy DX and the NWO and constantly make snide references to WWE that serve no purpose and lead to nothing to impress their 6 friends backstage in the games room.
          They also enjoy doing every move really badly so whenever anyone else uses it as a finish, often on the same show, it gets no reaction.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I liked Omega ok when he was with Callis,
        It should've stayed that way. Kenny was relatively serious, wore sports coats and arrived in helicopters. Then they brought the Bucks into the stable and we all know why. It turned into comedy with Space Jam bullshit. It was trash.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah those initial 2 press conferences pretty much confirmed the kind of show it was gonna be

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Yeah those initial 2 press conferences pretty much confirmed the kind of show it was gonna be
      The second one is what got me to almost give up on AEW. Then I watched their first ppv. Reverse Battle Royal. Amputees, gays, wrestlers smoking cigs in the ring, etc. I turned it off. And have never once watched AEW again.

      I'm proud of myself.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one legged battle Royale

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kek that was the first ever AEW match too. That battle royale was laughably awful

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Their very first match to show the world what they're about and what to expect and it was the most rancid shit ever in wrestling. I went back and watched Cody/Dustin and it was amazing but I was gone after that.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I knew this company was doomed when they caved and got rid of my man Jimmy Havoc.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when he bought roh and when he hired the nxt rejects

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only nxt reject who ruined the company was cole.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Keith Lee is shit too
        and Malakai was brought in because of Cody

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nyla Rose troony hire.
    That said Brandon is pretty based for transitioning just to grope women and they can't do anything about it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why would a homosexual or a troony getting hired mean a show will suck?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So, how does that mean a company will suck? Why would gays and trans ruin one?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because they ruin everything

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When there were injuries and Tony showed he is unable to pivot and write on the fly
    He would rather sacrifice any sort of good short term booking for the sake of holding out hope he'll get whatever epic title match he already had in mind

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Really early on. Not because of the show but because of the fans. The fans all built this to be a WWE killer and it was going to be the showcase of wrestling they loved. But they all loved something different.
    Early AEW was vague in terms of its vision so like with many blank slates, people filled it in to say what they wanted it to.
    AEW seems alright. It's not my cup of tea but it's alright. But the expectation level of it from fans and critics was mental. No show could be everything everybody wanted it to be and consistently high level.
    That sent alarm bells ringing early. Then I saw Tony Khans "marketing strategy" on Twitter and I knew it was done. You cant shitpost your way to success

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Not because of the show but because of the fans. The fans all built this to be a WWE killer
      Dumb reason. I'm not letting some no namers influence what I like or dislike. kek. I think AEW is bad now because it is, and I decide if it is.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When Queef Pee was hired. It was giving 1000% confirmation that Tiny Clown wanted it to be WWE/NXT Light.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Right when Omega won the IWGP heavy weight belt in Japan against Okada and left immediately afterwards.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're wasting your life.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he types, as he spends easter weekend defending a failing wrestling company for free

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when i watched it for the first time

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when they did that press conference in the parking lot outside smackdown and all looked like random parking assistants

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought that was Maven from the thumbnail

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When Yuka Sakazaki arrived.

    She was dressed like a genie, had some stupid anime soundtrack as an entrance theme, and stood there like she was doing capoeira.

    Then she started crying and Excalibur sold this like it was important. The fact that the crowd made any noise other than groaning proved to me that this promotion was going to be moronic.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yuka is based as frick but AEW booked her so badly. But now she's getting paid by Tony to sit at home and be pregnant so good for her.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >When Yuka Sakazaki arrived.
      She wrestled what, once? Twice maybe?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >When Yuka Sakazaki arrived.
      She wrestled what, once? Twice maybe?

      The fat joshi who did the freddy mercury cosplay was worse for me

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2017?
    By 2010 indie wrestling has hit a steep decline. Guys just stopped being as good. No one was as good of a character or at wrestling as lot of the mid 2000s roh guys, there weren’t any new freaks as good as Necro or Lowki. PWG was running less shows and had dropped any sort of storylines. CZW sort of had their last breath with Mox, callihan and drake, but it wasn’t getting much attention. Evolve popped up but the consensus was if any of it was good they’d end up in ring of honor eventually.
    So by 2017. You have the most shalllow pool of wrestling talent overall. The year before WWE a lot of solid hands after the cruiser weight classic. And you have the NWA, MLW, TNA and ROH having guys sign exclusivity deals. This is when we hit the point of no return. You can have khan family money, you can have a great visionary Booker and production team, but you’re not going to find enough talent to make 2 hours of good television every week.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based post full of wisdom and knowledge.

      historians agree this is the canon ending of AEW

      I don't know if Tony bought all the tickets or just no one wanted to go after the card was announced. Ring side seats were being resold for as low as $10. The way people tried to damage control it, especially after the disaterful end to the 4 way was dishonest and pathetic.
      The funny only part was the future claims that FTR had politicked themselves into winning the title, and that's why it was a threeway... when everything else on the card was also a dog shit scramble match.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The long slow end result of the death of WCW/ECW. The wrestlers from the big 3 at leaat all had some experience in the 1980s territories and brought that knowledge with them. So 2000s indies like CZW and ROH and JAPW and IWA MS could benefit from learning from a variety of vets like Tracy Smothers to Ricky Morton to Sabu to Little Guido to Lance Storm, PCO, Mr. Hughes, Greg Valentine, Warlord, etc.

      Eventually stuff like PWG and Chikara became tryhard contrarianism from skinny dweebs who looked down at old timers, and just wanted to emulate that Dragon Gate 6 man in ROH with no rhyme or reason. And they got embraced by an annoying culture of manchild hipsters who spend all their money on consumerism

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based post full of wisdom and knowledge.
      [...]
      I don't know if Tony bought all the tickets or just no one wanted to go after the card was announced. Ring side seats were being resold for as low as $10. The way people tried to damage control it, especially after the disaterful end to the 4 way was dishonest and pathetic.
      The funny only part was the future claims that FTR had politicked themselves into winning the title, and that's why it was a threeway... when everything else on the card was also a dog shit scramble match.

      The long slow end result of the death of WCW/ECW. The wrestlers from the big 3 at leaat all had some experience in the 1980s territories and brought that knowledge with them. So 2000s indies like CZW and ROH and JAPW and IWA MS could benefit from learning from a variety of vets like Tracy Smothers to Ricky Morton to Sabu to Little Guido to Lance Storm, PCO, Mr. Hughes, Greg Valentine, Warlord, etc.

      Eventually stuff like PWG and Chikara became tryhard contrarianism from skinny dweebs who looked down at old timers, and just wanted to emulate that Dragon Gate 6 man in ROH with no rhyme or reason. And they got embraced by an annoying culture of manchild hipsters who spend all their money on consumerism

      This is what happens when you dope up kids on adderall(amphetamines) and anti depressants and psychotics because they told you to go frick yourself once. You kill their character and initiative. 90s and 00s kids had their souls burned out if they dared to shine brightly.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you’re a 2010 kid you’re admitting to being underage.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But those guys are standing up against the blind worship of AEW. They are showing character and initiative by forming their own opinions instead of parroting Meltzer or some other fanboy. What are you on about?

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When the smark twitter dwellers got the ear of Tony.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this was the point of no return

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the threads that day were gold

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How can you frick that badly?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I feel like any city that does a live event fireworks company would have been better

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They should've kept that in the game. lol. The botch was in there.

      ?feature=shared&t=14

      or just made a good game

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    historians agree this is the canon ending of AEW

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Another blow against them, yes. It was done with almost go good build up and was in close proximity to him shoving ROH into Dynamite. It was one mistake after another. Unbelievable. This isn't hindsight either. Many people were saying he shouldn't be doing it.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    3 months before I got exhausted by too much wrestling on TV and stopped watching.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >3 months before I got exhausted by too much wrestling on TV and stopped watching.
      That's why we always point out how crazy aewtists are. They watch both feds, 6 days a week. That rots your brain. Kills your sex life. And is borderline psychotic.

      Grandmas watch soap operas when they retire. Not 20 something men with a future. Wake up aewtists! Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don’t they also watch game shows as well?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          match game is based

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Me personally I’m a Hollywood Squares guy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They also expect you to watch and be invested in New Japan, AAA, CMLL, NOAH, and obviously IMPACT and STARDOM oh and that Indy place that does hardcore wrestling, not ECW that other place that not on TV and also helps if you know your ROH history to follow some stories. Is that too much to ask! Aren't you a "real wrestling fan" just do your homework

        That when I knew it was done, when they brought this niche of a niche wrestler and promoted like "Everyone knows THIS MAJOR STAR" and did it over and over again, I just tuned out

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The irony is that if you do you're homework there's no way you're going to find AEW to be worth your time.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Based take. When I see AEW promote "Dream Matches" with random nobodies, I lol every time.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think I watched the first two episodes before stopping since it was just boring matches with no stories.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The first Dynamite. I couldn't believe how dogshit it was after all the hype.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The beginning, I just watched the meme matches and the non-troon womeme matches and skipped through the rest of Dark each week for a while

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I realized i enjoyed the worst gcw cards better than the best dynamite episode

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Gifrel
    At some point it stopped being the Cody/Elite company and became tony's toy fed. I can empathize with wrestlers who want to band together and create an alternative, I can't root for some billionaires smarky kid

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >too socialist and covetous for AEW
      someone bring the dilation station kwab

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I just love it when billionaires kids get everything they want
        I mean if I couldn't walk then maybe I'd want to live vicariously through someone else too

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        0.03 Khanbux have been deposited in your account.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I can empathize with wrestlers who want to band together and create an alternative, I can't root for some billionaires smarky kid
      this

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I can only root for a faceless corporation, not a guy with money who actually loves pro wrestling
        piggiEs are shoot fricking moronic

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          WWE sucks, moron. AEW was supposed to be an alternative. It was at first, but then Tony decided to be Jacksonville Vince

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >this is the new dronie talking point
            moronic, disregarded

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Enjoy zack ryder lil bro

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You really can't accept any criticism of AEW. It always has to be bad faith. People like you are why AEW will never get any better. Keep blowing smoke up Tony's ass. Not like you have anything else going on in your life

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nah AEW's used to be good with some shit and then it was shit with some good and now it's boring sterile shit that's trying really hard to look good but is actually worse than it ever was. Tony lost the plot completely and the only way to get it back is a reset and admitting he isn't good at booking.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Jfc that ref

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    5 more years fatty

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol no milly?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        U weigh a milly fatass

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          57-0 lmfao

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            but enough about your streak of weighing over 500 pounds

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah, 13973199 works at a british bank what's your point?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >weighing
            so close

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was turned off when he hired Miro and after the plandemic when Tony decided to hire every shitter from NXT he had just finished beating on Wednesday and directly compete with WWE I knew it was on the downhill slide.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When they named the company after the Young Bucks' vanity faction and youtube channel and Tony announced himself as the booker. The horrible brand identity in general, too. Then when the production of the shows look like complete shit and were full of inexcusable problems, and all of these problems and flaws have somehow gotten worse and worse over time with no sign of ever improving.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    unironically when they made a big deal out of signing nyla rose

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I primarily watch AEW programming not because it's the perfect promotion, but because I can see the effort and the vision. Its not translating to viewers and attendance right now, and I have a laundry list of things I'd change about it - but it feels like AEW is more malleable and open to change than WWE, which is more or less a monolith. In 2021-early 2022, we really did have our Immovable Object (WWE) vs Unstoppable Force (AEW). In 2024, AEW is a stoppable force, in desperate need of momentum, and I think eventually Tony will step aside a smidge and let someone else co-book the shows

    Currently, TK books shows based on what HE would want to see as a wrestling fan, but (with all due respect) Tony is a man without a wife, kids, a mortgage, 401k or day job. The average fan does not want to go to a 4-hour long wrestling show on a Wednesday night, combined with a 1-2 hour commute back and forth. They especially won't do so if the booker/promoter has a habit of only having top stars appear/wrestle every other week; or they're on Dynamite this week, but Collision next week. The same issue plagues TV fans trying to follow storylines from week to week but guys/gals disappear for weeks at a time without explanation. Continuity is needed. But I digress.

    You cannot book and structure your shows like Action Glory Wrestling at the Curtis Cooper High School gym in Saginaw, Michigan every Friday night at 8pm, and expect to compete with WWE solely because you have WWE-level talent and TV time. I am really really hoping that once AEW gets a Streaming/PPV deal and switches to a subscription model that the focus on the die-hards will subside and AEW TV shows will become far more all-encompassing. For now, AEW TV shows are god damned near a PPV with commercials - a parade of unnecessarily long matches that don't "tell the story in the ring", actually, what they do is fatigue viewers and fans

    Ironically, what AEW needs the most is BTE humor and entertainment, but on TV, not YouTube

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When the jap girl came out dressed like Freddy mercury with no explanation and was treated seriously

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I GOTS THE CROHNS

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When it became clear Tony Khan wasn't just the financial backer of the Young Bucks and Cody's project but it was now his project and he planned on booking it.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >At what point did you start to suspect AEW was going to be a disaster?
    Can someone post the gif of the guy squeezing on his dick openly, out of excitement, at the AEW announcement in OPs pic?

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tony started import former WWE

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly? Having to continuously ask “Wtf are they doing with Kenny Omega” month in and month out and by the end of it realizing that they spent the entire first year burying their hottest wrestler at the time of inception. I was like maybe this is so long term that I can’t see the why of it. Quickly realized that the booking as a whole was sus.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When stories would just start and not get brought up for a couple of weeks. Or worse, stories that feel that they're there to remind us that a story is going on without something significant happening in each segment. WWE has soap opera writers for a reason and that is because they know how to make stories that don't end. But one of my favorite AEW TV matches is Arcade Anarchy and that was the blow off to Chuck Taylor being Miro's butler which was a horrible stop start feud plagued by injury and lack of interest. But it's a banger of a gimmick brawl.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i knew it was going to be nothing more than a vanity project for cody (now kenny) & pals from the start.

    there have been countless promotions that have come & gone trying to capitalize on WWE's frick ups. how was AEW going to ever be different? they were never going the be the "WCW 2" that cody wanted it to be.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >there have been countless promotions that have come & gone trying to capitalize on WWE's frick ups.
      You're right. But this hurt wrestling in general. WCW 2000, lolTNA, and now AEW is making sure any new promotion will already have everyone laughing at them from the get go. Too many have tried and died due to egos.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there were ups and downs early on but the moment I knew it was over was the exploding ring

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For me it wasn't really the exploding ring but Tony autistically defending that shitshow. That's when you could really tell that this nerd has the wrong job.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When Cody (the guy who found the company) left to go back to WWE lol

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when the guys dressed as penises came out

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always had doubts with AEW but I enjoyed the first 2-3 years. That I said, I knew it was going to become a joke when they a got a second TV show and they started to bloat their roster.
    They didn't have the star power to have two shows so they turned Rampage into a show to give the midcarders some TV time, but eventually they had too many midcarders and they were also taking Dynamite time and even their top wrestlers were feuding with midcarders for most of the time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This as well. There's so much stuff they got wrong during 2022-2023.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >guy with no legs in battle royale

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At approximately 0.000000001 nano seconds of finding out that AEW was gonna be a thing....why? No company with indie gay shit will ever be good period. It by definition will fail.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    since the beginning. Tony watched that show and thought he could make it good and profitable

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when they introduced kenny omega and they did the smash bros challenger approaching thing but it was really cheap and shit looking

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I came into AEW with basically no background to it beyond it generally being the new WWE competitor. Hadn't watched wrestling since 2014 and even then I was mostly a WWE guy, loved Jericho, Punk, and Danielson.

    It took me three weeks. I watched two episodes of Dynamite prior to All in, and watched all in. Dynamite was meh, did a bad job of making me care about anyone going into All in. I'm shocked now to see how big of a deal Ospreay is, because I just thought he was a random stooge at the time rather than one of the top wrestlers in the world. For some reason most of the matches had guys interrupting the other's entrance, it was surreal. Then All in was entertaining but adam cole and MJF are fricking cringe. Then the Punk stuff happened and I realised this was a overhyped indy fed run by a bunch of bingo hall children, That was the moment I tuned out.

    Although I do appreciate that it got my eyes back on wrestling to notice what WWE was doing once Punk returned.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >realised this was a overhyped indy fed run by a bunch of bingo hall children, That was the moment I tuned out.
      you just described ECW, the best wrestling of all time

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, that's gonna be a "based" from me

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ecw had men not children

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          MICKEY WHIPWRECK WOULD LIKE A WORD SIR!!!!!!! EVEN STEVEN RICHARDS!!!!!!!

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One of the big reasons AEW hasn't been able to grow off of word of mouth is that 1 their fans are so fricking weird. But also they won't tell you things got better, cause that's admitting they weren't always perfect. They'd rather convince you that Marko Stunt doing the floss dance is based actually, instead of assuring you he's no longer there.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You ask the general population of the US about pro-wrestling, the majority of people are going to call it fake & gay, the other are going to talk about WWE. To casuals if it isn't WWE it's second rate, "but they have X, Y, Z wrestling!" - they must not be very good otherwise they'd be in the biggest promotion.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ever since the 80s the WWF brand is so big that every casual normie views pro wrestling as "That WWF thing" even when Nitro was beating Raw it was still viewed by a lot as "That WWF thing, but a competing company" WCW/TNA etc wrestlers talk about a normie vaguely recognize them as "You that WWF/E guy"

        So here's AEW, with money and a good TV deal, why on earth would you dilute your brand by bringing in ROH and mixing it in with AEW. ROH had no value for years as the last decade the only buzz they got was bringing in New Japan guys. It add nothing, and make it worse you risk confusing or clouding the AEW name. It still baffles me

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was out of wrestling for years up until November of last year, did people really believe they were going to be competition for WWE at the time of launch?

    To me AEW is what any sane person would think it was going to be. 1.) Bigger than ECW and TNA but not at the level of WCW. 2.) It being a thing would kill off NJPW and the American indie scene hype that they both were getting when I nope'd out like 7 years ago.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Their first match had Sammy Guevara do a shooting star press on a guy draped over a rail, I knew it would be all about people getting their movez in

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the first show with only dimeless long matchs

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As soon as morons like Trevor Woodhouse declared it was their favorite, I knew it was going to suck balls, because Trevor Woodhouse does in fact suck balls.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The minute several guys who were with the company from the start got fired because twitter/no proof.
    The minute punk came along.
    When rose got a permanent contract.
    When guys like marty + flip and jay were were blacklisted but heres dozens of fired wwe guys.
    When mox got fat, grew a soi beard, openly liberal, drunkard.
    When tfr pedo 1 and bald showed up.

    Its alot of shit but aew basically killed my love for wrestling

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      frickin lol. 10,000 attendance and this is what they did for the audience. they lost a lot of potential fans with this shit. guaranteed.

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When Cody left. It has been a downhill free fall ever since with very few notable exceptions (Sting's last match).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sting's last match was a misfire, too. All anyone remembers from it is Darby being stupid and the PPV feed cutting during Sting's promo.

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When they hired uppity health hazard Keithly. Well was poisoned around this time.

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Sammy's repeated, flipflopping TNT pushes
    This is when it started to surface that both Tony was too buddy-buddy with shitters, and that Jericho was in Tony's ear, influencing him. The Sammy vs Top Team feud exposed all parties involved. Sammy had so much go away heat, Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page were getting over. Tony flipflopping and editing out the boos was the first exposal he was weak.

    >The Undisputed
    Cole coming to AEW wasn't necessarily bad, but pushing him, Reilly, and Folks as a bad ass trio was bad business. They are not draws. They are midgets. Which leads to:

    >Adam Cole:
    Where do you start with this guy. Beating Samoa Joe, the angle with Baker and Jericho, the trying to hilariously intimidate Schiavone, the kissing cheek finisher, the dancing with MJF, the skits with MJF, the embarrassingly juvenile match at All In. And on and on.

    >Orange Cassidy super push
    Opening almost every Dynamite with a 20 minute OC match where he goes through almost everybody and kills guys twice his size. He should be a mid-low comedy guy. Danhausen level, which brings us to

    >Hook
    Tazz didn't care about Team Tazz. It's clear now the whole reason he started it was to slowly use it as a vehicle for his son. Tazz is yet another guy in Tony's ear. A leech, in business for himself. Who today was elevated by Team Tazz? Who's gonna take the shitty FTW belt off Hook? Nobody.

    >Hangman
    Tony was too soft on him and it fricked up their momentum. He's not a major factor like some, but played a part by constantly ducking out like a b***h when AEW needed him most. 1st run and now.

    >Jericho
    They've allowed him to rub-jump too many times. Every time a baby face is getting over, he's there, and the almost never gets elevated. He also clearly vetoed Garcia turning on him last year (?) and saved the drowning Sammy AGAIN when he was getting go away heat.

    Can't be bothered to name any more. Death by 1000 cuts.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      CM Punk being a drama magnet and that's all that can be remembered from his run besides his first night did some damage too

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I suspected it for the longest time for various reasons, Tony tweeting already signaling that he's not a serious enough person to make it work, but I still followed it passively disregarding the console war but when Jericho vs Callis became the focus of Callis family I could not watch it anymore, not even the highlights...
    Takeshita finally being pushed to a position where it seemed the show was gonna get good with actually building up younger talent to immediately go into another fricking Jericho ego-stroke storyline with the youngest, most capable person standing in the background like he was a cardboard cutout, when JAS, the most worthless ineffective stable of all time, had just been put to rest we were back to this...
    ...that's when I realized nothing was ever gonna come out of this company that's worth spend time watching, it was always gonna be the same - sure you'd get a few good matches here and there, some interesting flashes in the pan like Juice...but the whole thing was like skyscraper held together with duct tape, hopes and no foundations.

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The battle royal at the first ppv

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When little leagues started handing out participation trophies

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    grifter Conrad Thompson being one of their first spokespersons

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When obese smarks were the only once in the audience

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