It’s never too early to make a new fan. Whether it seems like it or not, AEW has not been around all that long. The company made its debut less than six months ago and that means they do not have a lot to go off of. Their history is rather shallow and that is going to be the case for the time being. They have a base built in but they are going to have to set up something new for the future. In other words they are going to need some newer viewers and they did a little something last week to gain some younger fans, or at least a single one at a time.
This is rather cool. Check out something fun from AEW:
AEW has posted a new video of an event that took place after last week’s Dynamite went off the air. After the show was over, Cody saw a young fan dressed as Orange Cassidy sitting in the front row. The kid was brought into the ring and Cody ordered a referee to the ring (offering fifty dollars to the first one to come out). Once the referee was there, Cody dropped to his back and let the kid pin him, even while Maxwell Jacob Friedman yelled at the kid to not do it. After the fall, Cody gave the kid his weightlifting belt to celebrate and said that the kid was going on to challenge Chris Jericho at Full Gear.
Opinion: I know this isn’t something that every fan is going to go for but at the end of the day, the kid didn’t beat Cody in a match or do anything ridiculous. Cody laid down and the kid got to do something fun that he will remember for the rest of his life. AEW has presented itself as the fun wrestling promotion and that is what they were going for here. It is harmless fun and the kind of thing that makes you smile at what the wrestlers are doing. And I’m sure the referee is happy with getting a fifty dollar bonus on top of everything else so even the employees are pleased.
What did you think of the video? Is there anything wrong with it? 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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