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6 hours ago, Jackpot said:

I don't know if they'd go for an actual brand split at this time but they could make a second World Title for Cody to muck around with on the second telly show. Constantly talking about how he's put on extra muscle and how Cody feels it's time to play with the heavyweights, the AEW Heavyweight Title seems an obvious choice if they do want a second top prize. 

That's one of the worst things they could possibly do. A huge problem in WWE that they really don't want to replicate. I know they've got a large roster but they don't need to solve that by having too many titles.

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Right people, right time, just the wrong location.

Fucking hell who’s arsed. Let people get excited about things.

For a TV Guide photoshoot promoting a new wrestling show, this is what you want to see. Not you brothers wedding reception, like those cunts above. You're selling professional wrestling. Nothing else.

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8 hours ago, Jackpot said:

Is the second telly show still in the works? 

Seems to be. Scheduled to start at some point in 2021.

The roster is indeed bloated but if they get a second show (likely to be one hour) and get rid of some of the scrubs on Dark and keep it to mostly contracted talent their should be enough time for everyone to get a fair shake.

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I’m not as hot as I once was on a second TV show. Whilst it’ll hopefully remedy the bloated roster somewhat, I actually think there’s some merit to the way they’ve phased guys in and out the last few months.

At first I didn’t like it and felt like it was killing the momentum of the guys who’d finish a program and then either be relegated to Dark squashes or vanish altogether, but having now seen it in action a number of times? I genuinely think it’s a more effective approach than just featuring guys on TV because you have them under contract.

Lance Archer is the perfect example. I think it’s helped him massively that he’s only been featured properly when he’s got a big feud worth everyone’s time, otherwise being allowed to simmer and do quick angles or promos every other week. Ten weeks worth of matches wouldn’t have come close to being as effective as the one ten second clip of him throwing jobbers in a bin.

Same thing with the Lucha Brothers. I think it’s been hugely beneficial that they’ve not really been around much, only to suddenly step into the spotlight. Adds loads of variety and keeps everything ticking along, not really allowing anyone to get stale. Wasn’t this what territories used to do? You can see why.

Obviously there’s a limit though. Where the fuck is Britt Baker already? Give her the belt!

I love this. They should release this type of old school poster every week.

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A second show would need to feel somehow different to be beneficial. I'm not keen if it's just an additional two hours of Dynamite by any other name, or Dark on the telly. It doesn't have to be a hard brand split (and I hope it isn't), but something that stylistically differentiates it from Dynamite would be welcome.

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Agreed on that - since they've put a big emphasis on tag team wrestling, maybe they could do a show that is always exclusively tag matches of one kind or another?

You could heavily feature your "proper" tag teams of course, but also do those matches where you get a bunch of singles guys put together into a 4/6/8 man tag match to advance feuds that way.

You could work angles around new regular teams forming & finding chemistry (or otherwise), and have your top singles guys develop a go to tag partner (who's maybe slightly further down the singles pecking order than them) like the top WWF guys used to seem to have in the late 80s/early 90s.

Managed correctly, having a Moxley or Jericho show up to have their first tag match in a while could seem like a big deal, like a Sting/Luger tag appearance used to seem to me back in the day.

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I'd be happy for them to use it as a medium between Dynamite and Dark, where the TNT title gets defended weekly. 10/15 minute time limit, a seperate rankings to the main belt, use the idea about giving more teams, groups of singles guys etc. 

It would have leant itself more to Darby wanting to be the face of TNT if he had his own show where he was the main attraction. 

As an hour a week, you could have that match for the title, a few promos of people they're trying to get over, main eventers too, then 2 lower card matches, maybe someone trying to rise up the ranks and then a multi person tag or singles and bam hour of easy TV. Can build on stuff on Dynamite, can build the TNT title, can build people. 

Use Dark as a 60 minute show on YouTube of 8-10 minute matches or squashes for people being built up and those they want more exposure for and you start to instantly lose that bloated feeling of the roster. 

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I still want a Saturday morning kids wrestling show. With Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, Darby and all the other most kid friendly acts doing a bunch of mad, wacky shit.

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4 minutes ago, LaGoosh said:

I still want a Saturday morning kids wrestling show. With Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, Darby and all the other most kid friendly acts doing a bunch of mad, wacky shit.

Of all the ways to describe Darby Allin, I'm not sure "kid-friendly" is one of them!

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14 minutes ago, LaGoosh said:

I still want a Saturday morning kids wrestling show. With Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, Darby and all the other most kid friendly acts doing a bunch of mad, wacky shit.

Saturday Morning Slam and NXT Kids were both great. I'd be more interested watching something like that than their product now which has never really overly interested me. 

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I'd like to see a second show be an NWA/old school Memphis style studio format. Would be aesthetically different from the main show (especially once they start touring again), the familiarity of a fixed location for one show standing in contrast with a range of locations for the other, and could be a good use of the working relationship they have with the NWA, and an excuse to trot out old-timers and indulge the more nostalgia-heavy aspects of the company.

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I've always wondered if a big wrestling promotion could get away with having 2 shows aimed at two different demographics? I'm thinking of Dynamite being the main show aimed at the normal audience that it always has been, and maybe make the second show either a full on post watershed, adults only type of show filled with more violent matches, and more adult orientated story lines, or even go the full on opposite and fill it with kid friendly content like @LaGooshmentioned. 

On paper, it would work, but in reality would it cause more problems than it would be worth? 

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28 minutes ago, HarmonicGenerator said:

Of all the ways to describe Darby Allin, I'm not sure "kid-friendly" is one of them!

Kids will live him tho. Very easy to dress as and some of his stuff re the skating and not falling off stuff could be made more kid friendly. He’s the small kid against the bullies

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I'd love a second show to be a mix of Dark and Being The Elite, but I can entirely acknowledge that most of BTE isn't fit for television. If they could figure it out, it could really be something - part reality show, part sketches, part wrestling matches. But BTE is wildly inconsistent and really isn't made with the professional level it would need.

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