AEW is trying to be an alternative to WWE and it has a steady fanbase now. However, they have many people to keep happy as they try to mix both old school and new school of wrestling styles.
Cody Rhodes spoke to Sport 1 In Germany, where he discussed the topic of their wrestling style. Fans like a variety of things and AEW is trying to deliver that to them as much as they can.
All In was an event that was full of different styles of wrestling, but AEW Dynamite is a weekly show. So they will have to try to find a balance between the two styles.
“They say in wrestling: What’s old is new. There is so much of the territory wrestling and even pre-Crockett, pre-television wrestling, that has so many great stories and element to bring to the squared circle and tell a story within the ropes. To be able to do that on worldwide television is huge,” Cody said during the interview.”
“But we also have to do our best not to be a parody of what’s old. Not to be nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake. You have to give people the buffet: some old, some new. We are melting those worlds. I like Memphis Wrestling, southern wrestling, I revel in that old school, but not lazy old school – the diligent, committed old school. If you mash that up with the new school and create something new, like Darby Allin does or MJF: People will let you know how much they love it.”
AEW Dynamite started with 1.4 million viewers but now has only 600,000. Perhaps they will improve their ratings in 2020. Anything is possible in the world of professional wrestling.