They kind of have to go there eventually. AEW has hit the ground running in the wrestling world like no company ever has. They are flying all over the place and they are managing to still be a success only a few months into their run. With so many things going on, they could use a few things to settle them down. One of those things may be coming into play in the near future.
AEW has tried a different method of operations by not having an on screen authority figure. This has been something well received in various ways as WWE has been criticized for relying on authority figures for too long. However, having such a figure is something that can keep a structure to the show. Now though, one might be coming to AEW and we might know who it will be.
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, there is a chance that Taz could be revealed as the new authority figure. AEW has announced that Taz will be making an appearance at the January 1 episode of Dynamite in Jacksonville, Florida with no role being specified. Taz made an appearance doing commentary on an episode of Dark but has not appearance since.
Rare non-WWE drop: I regularly talk to someone in the wrestling business, not directly tied to WWE… AEW is considering adding a commissioner type figure to TV. Name to watch is Tazz, who recently finished up w/ his CBS Radio job. Not sure it happens but interesting nonetheless.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) December 27, 2019
Making a guest appearance at #AEWDynamite in Jacksonville, FL. He is the Human Suplex Machine – @OfficialTAZ!
Get your tickets at https://t.co/5WsWwyDkwZ or watch on @TNTDrama every Wednesday at 8e/7c pic.twitter.com/vjL6sTuFom
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) December 27, 2019
Taz can make a big impact. Check out one of his best debuts:
Opinion: I can understand the need for an authority figure in AEW as sometimes you need something to be there for the sake of some better narrative structure. It can offer a lot of help to giving the show a little more sense and that might help. The show is far from bad at this point but at some point you need to make a few adjustments. This should work out well enough, though I’m not sure how well it would be accepted.
Do you like the idea of an authority figure? Who should fill in the role? 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. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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