It’s a different world. While there are a lot of people watching a wrestling event on television, there are also a good number of people who are watching the show in the arena. That can make for a difficult balance, as the promotion has to find a way to appeal to the fans at home but they also have to keep the people in the arena happy or the atmosphere will be ruined. That was the case again this week in a unique way.
This week’s AEW Dynamite took place in Long Island, New York, the hometown of Maxwell Jacob Friedman. The company’s debut in the area last year took place when Friedman was feuding with CM Punk, causing the venue to not like Punk. After Dynamite went off the air, Friedman came to the ring but Punk came out to confront him. As a result, Friedman left and sent Hook to the ring instead. Punk left, but ran into Danhausen, who cursed Punk back to the ring. Hook then t-bone suplexed Punk and choked him out, leaving Punk laying.
This is a special one. Check out Punk meeting Hook and Danhausen:
Opinion: This is an area where AEW tends to shine. The company knows how to give the fans what they want to see and that is what they did here. The Long Island fans do not like Punk and got to see a New Yorker take him apart in grand fashion to end the night. It is something that works for the live fans and will make them want to come back and see more. AEW has done this for a long time now and it works for a reason.
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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 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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