All Elite Wrestling is this happening? Jan 10, 2019 11:46:25 GMT -5
Post by Sinclairiverse on Jan 10, 2019 11:46:25 GMT -5
Jan 9, 2019 11:26:02 GMT -5 @kernodle said:The roster announcement kinda reminded me of how everyone got excited over the Global Force roster press conference a few years ago and it kinda turned out to be a bust. We already knew The Elite and SCU were on the roster, so no real shock (or reason for me to be excited) there. MJF and Janela are two guys I don't enjoy watching, so I wasn't exactly thrilled with their signing. Jericho's a big name but like...what are you really gonna do with him? A rematch of the shit show with Kenny from last year? You gonna try to fill a 17k seat building with Cody vs. Jericho? PAC is a wrestler I like, but there's no real interesting matchups on this roster outside of StrongHearts, but he's worked some of those guys during his previous Dragon Gate run. Britt Baker and Penelope Ford are two signings, I guess. There's not a whole lot of talent out there, but that's not a great start for the roster. Also, the constant shots at WWE is basically the entire identity of the Elite and I get that, but you can't talk about how you're fighting the machine when the people bankrolling your company have more money than Vince.
According to someone on Twitter who spoke to an official from OWE, AEW apparently did land TV.
The equal pay thing is interesting, does this mean Britt Baker is going to make as much as Jericho or how does that even work?
Anyway, I'm happy for those who are excited, but this didn't exactly change my perspective on the promotion at hand. If anything, it kind of does reaffirm my belief that it's just going to be All In: The Promotion and I've got no interest in that.
I read somewhere that the "Equal Pay" thing won't mean that everyone is making Jericho money, but guys and girls will both start at the same base salary when they first sign with AEW. At least it's a start in the right direction and if the women move up the card quicker then they should be able to demand more money based on that position.