It comes with the partnership. AEW has become one of the hottest wrestling companies in recent memory and they have done so in a hurry. The company has only been around for less than two years and their weekly Dynamite show has been around even less than that. A lot of their success has come from their partnership with TNT, and now they are getting in on another aspect of that partnership.
One of the perks of being on TNT is being associated with the Turner name, which includes both TNT and TBS. The two networks are often presented as a mixture of drama and comedy, offering quite the mixture. AEW does offer some comedy on occasion so there is a way to tie things together. That is what they are doing now, though it has nothing to do with wrestling.
They might need a casting director. Check out what AEW has done now:
AEW has released a preview of some of its wrestlers reenacting clips from the movie A Christmas Story, which TNT airs in a 24 hour marathon on Christmas Day. The clip features Chris Jericho as Santa Claus, Maxwell Jacob Friedman as Ralphie (a child in the movie), Frankie Kazarian as an elf and Jim Ross as the narrator. It is not clear when the full clips will air.
Opinion: I mean…why not? I’m not a big fan of A Christmas Story but it’s cool to see AEW getting tied into something that has become such a tradition. It is rare to see someone who has not at least seen or heard of the movie so it makes sense to tie things together with something people will know. AEW is starting to get some attention and that should be nothing but good for them in the short and long terms.
What do you think of the clip? How would you cast it? Let us know in the comments below.
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