A new report has shed light on what the reaction within AEW has been since it was announced the company is going to begin running house shows.
AEW recently announced the first untelevised live event it will be producing on the road, with the company kicking these shows off in March.
The House Rules tour will kick off in Troy, Ohio at the Hobart Arena on Saturday, March 18th as AEW looks to get into the house show business following their hire of Jeff Jarrett as the company’s Director of Business Development.
Fightful Select reported on some of the reactions from within AEW to the news and it seems to have garnered a positive reception from those on the roster. Some of those noted that they believed something like this to have been coming for a while with one source noting that “multiple wrestlers” have pushed the company to make this move.
One wrestler told Fightful they’d rather “get their in-ring reps” working on AEW shows rather than having to work independent shows. It was also noted by one source that the move to non-televised house shows should benefit less experienced talent as they continue to grow their careers.
That same source was complimentary about the opportunity to work on Dark or Elevation but noted longer matches against more experienced wrestlers “will be invaluable.”
The report concludes by noting many AEW stars have a maximum number of dates set in their contracts but that the company seldom comes anywhere near approaching those. The shows are expected to be filmed but there was no word on if they’re ever likely to be distributed or shown to the public.