December marks the close of a full year of All Elite Wrestling. On an episode of Being the Elite, Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, SCU, and Adam Page were all looking at their phones, as a countdown was going to reach zero to strike midnight for the new year. While in Tokyo, Cody, Matt & Nick Jackson, and Page met up when the clock struck midnight, as if they were going to have an announcement. However, what they were looking for did not occur, and they separated from each other feeling disappointed.
Suddenly, just a few moments later, Cody and The Young Bucks showed their phones, which had the Double or Nothing logo, while Page’s phone showed the AEW logo.
After several pay-per-view events, including All Out in August, AEW debuted Dynamite on October 2. One of the unique elements of AEW, as shown on Dynamite, is that each wrestler has a win-loss record in singles, tag team, trios, and overall competition.
AEW just announced today that the records reset at the beginning of each calendar year. The announcement also included, “The annual records will be increasingly important in the rankings as the new calendar year continues.”
New 2020 annual records will begin on #AEWDynamite this Wednesday, January 1.
Career #AEW records will be cumulative, and the annual records will reset each calendar year.
The annual records will be increasingly important in the rankings as the new calendar year continues. pic.twitter.com/q8Pky5DZfT
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) December 27, 2019
While there were many commenters who were supportive of this move, others addressed factors that have been critiqued regarding AEW as a whole. For instance, one person brought up whether there will be an incentive for the person with the best record of the year.
Another person stated that storylines and character development are the biggest missing part of AEW programming now, and it needs the be addressed. Another person stated that the records idea was “awful,” and “pretty much everyone was 50/50 booking, which all the AEW fans criticized WWE for.”
The records of every wrestler, both male and female, are located on the AEW webpage. Currently, Chris Jericho has the best record, at 8-1-1. On the other hand, Jungle Boy of the Jurassic Express has yet to win a match, with the record of 0-8-1.
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