As noted, All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President Kenny Omega appeared at the E3 gaming convention on Monday and revealed that the upcoming AEW Fyter Fest event will air for free online, via B/R Live.
AEW and TNT officially announced today that Fyter Fest will air live, for free, at 8pm ET on Saturday, June 29.
Fyter Fest, from AEW and CEO Gaming, will take place on Saturday, June 29 from Daytona Beach, Florida. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday at 12 noon ET.
The following matches have been announced for AEW Fyter Fest:
Hardcore Match Jebailey vs. Michael Nakazawa
The Elite (The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega) vs. Rey Fenix, Pentagon Jr. and a mystery partner
Cody Rhodes vs. Darby Allin
Jon Moxley’s AEW in-ring debut vs. Joey Janela
“Hangman” Adam Page vs. MJF vs Jungle Boy vs. Jimmy Havoc
As far as the pre show goes, I liked the first match, but the next 2 probably weren’t the best choice to put on a pre show that will be seen by a lot of new people for the first time. I had my buddy over and had to try & explain the librarian thing & im not sure if I was able too. I think removing PPA from that will make it better. I heard the crowd was counting to ten real quiet (which is kinda funny). Give it to Leva & she will get it over. PPA Gimmick (CWFH) is better for Avalon. It’s just too much together. The Jebailey thing could be a5minute match on the weekly between 2 hot matches (or on an BTE episode). I’m a big Darby Allin fan, so I’m very happen for him after last night. A ⭐️ was born. That turnbuckle to the outside & the missed apron senton spots hurt me. The fans are gonna really get behind him & his character. Janela vs Moxley was sweet too. I’m sure it’s been done before, but I’ve never seen the bare feet thumbtack thing & it was awesome. Also a Janela fan, so I’m happy to see him get a match like this. I really like seeing different & first time matchups, so I was most excited for the Allin & Janela matches then any other. Glad Best Friends won. The rest of the card was ok, but nothing that really got me going. Omega’s VTrigger is a thing a beauty, but I’ve seen those guys (Elite&Lucha) against each other enough for now. Cool seeing Laredo Kid. Like an “In Your House” or SNME for me. I enjoyed it overall. Pre show wasn’t executed great tho.
I didn't see the whole show. Just a few of the matches here and there.
I thought Cody vs. Darby Allin was a great match. Told a very clear story and REALLY made Allin look good. Match of the night for me. They must see a ton of potential in this kid!
The 6-man tag match was pretty disappointing. SOOOOO many of the spots felt way too set up.
Best Friends vs. SCU vs. Private Party - For the most part I thought this was a solid match. I was most impressed by SCU. I've seen these guys wrestle plenty of times but it really stood out to me here how much more crisp their movements felt than the rest of the guys in the ring. Private Party seem to be very athletically gifted. I don't know each of their names but one of the two of them pulled off a sweet shooting star press. Picture perfect! Many of their moves felt a bit too set up. Took me out of the action at times.
Moxley vs. Janela - I'm not super big on this sort of match but it was pretty well done. Not a bad match but not really my thing.
Michael Nakazawa vs. Jebailey - I didn't need to have seen this and if it HAD to be on this show, it should have been a lot shorter.
I missed the rest of the show. Might see if they have it on their YouTube channel or something.
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That pre-show was one of the worst things I've ever seen. The main show was much better, but man, there are still some red flags over this product that have me skeptical, even after the reception to Double or Nothing. They're still not making any real effort to broaden their fanbase--the pre-show in particular was 100% booked for their irony-laden hipster audience.
Was there a single video package on this show? To actually explain to potential new fans what was going on? Why couldn't we get THAT on "Buy In" instead of the damned Librarians and the stupid sub-WWE-level backstage skits? Does anyone remember how great we all thought the first NXT Takeover was? It was because we immediately understood who everyone was and what they were fighting over, because they took 60 seconds before each major match to actually tell us this stuff. Most of us had never seen an episode of NXT or FCW television, but we "got It" immediately. I don't get any sense that AEW has any clue how to actually do that--if they're waiting for the TNT show to start, that sounds way, way too late. They need to be in this mode of thinking *now*--the devoted fly-in fans are already there for you. But that audience alone isn't going to cut it on national cable.
I don't get any sense that AEW has any clue how to actually do that--if they're waiting for the TNT show to start, that sounds way, way too late. They need to be in this mode of thinking *now*--the devoted fly-in fans are already there for you. But that audience alone isn't going to cut it on national cable.
Nah, the debut on TNT is the perfect time to intro everyone because that's the show with the broadest audience. Think about how ECW did really well in a lot of big markets around the US on syndication but they still did that month and a half exposition dump when they went on TNN. You still have to clue the new audience in even if the people who were there before are in the know.
Having said that, that doesn't mean they should assume the fans watching right now know everything. Sonny Kiss, Sunny Daze...like half the battle royal field really, those people needed explaining. We don't need an exposition dump right now, save that for TV, but some explanation would be nice.
Looks like AEW has avoided bad storylines by not having any storylines at all. Unsanctioned hardcore match between two guys for no reason? Sure, why not.
The issue right now is they assume the people watching AEW are watching all of the "Road To" shows and Being the Elite, because for right now that's where all the context for the matches currently exists.