Four pack. Wrestling is starting to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic as things are finally beginning to get back to normal. One of the biggest changes back is having fans in the arenas again, though it is going to take a little extra nudging to get them back in the building. There are a few different ways to do that and AEW is trying it on a pretty big scale.
This week on Dynamite, AEW announced four special editions of Dynamite which will air in the month of July. The events will run on July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28, with the first show serving as AEW’s return to touring on the road, including having full capacity fans in attendance. Each of the four shows will have a special name, including a pair which will be part of the same theme.
Here is the schedule:
July 7 – Road Rager (Miami, Florida)
July 14 – Fyter Fest Week 1 (Austin, Texas)
July 21 – Fyter Fest Week 2 (Garland, Texas)
July 28 – Fight For The Fallen (Charlotte, North Carolina)
Road Rager will be taking place for the first time in AEW history. Fyter Fest has been presented both in 2019 and 2020, though only the 2019 version was held over two nights. Fight For The Fallen has been held for two years as well, both as single night events. There is no word on what will be taking place at these shows, or if there will be any special theme for them.
There is some history here. Check out what the shows have done before:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that should help boost ticket sales, or at least some interest in the shows, though I am a bit skeptical about running a major event every month. If nothing else, that is running through a lot of material in a row for free, as All Out is still over a month after the final show. Then again AEW does have a nice track record with things like this, so it might not be the worst idea.
What do you think of the move? How will it work for AEW? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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