AEW Rumors: Behind-the-Scenes Update on AEW’s “Battle of the Belts” TV Special
According to the latest reports, the special event planned by AEW, Battle of the Belts, could be an hour long show.
Yesterday Andrew Zarian from Men’s rugs Podcast has revealed the rumor of the TNT live event, which will take place on January 8, 2022. It should be noted that this will be a Saturday night broadcast. The reports came in the wake of AEW’s recently registered trademark for the Battle of the Belts.
Dave Meltzer has now provided some information during the last edition of Wrestling Observer Radio. He noted that the original plan was to put on an hour-long show, but nothing is set in stone yet.
Meltzer also noted that AEW initially wanted a pay-per-view caliber match card to attract a larger audience. However, its one-hour format might abandon the idea:
“Right now it’s just a one hour show that might change because a one hour show doesn’t make a whole lot of sense when it comes to, like, a seatbelt battle. Because if you’re going to do, like, the original idea of these four specials was to basically do pay-per-view, pay-per-view caliber shows, but for free to try and get a large audience. I think we already have seen a Saturday night that’s going to be tough because, you know, they did Dynamite on Saturday, and it’s done well in its time slot and everything like that. But it doesn’t attract a big audience, like Clash of Champions l ‘did at the beginning. “
Although AEW has not yet made any confirmation, the Battle of the Belts a special event could be similar to WWE The shock of champions, where all the titles would be online. As Meltzer suggested, it would be difficult to put on an hour-long show.
What’s in store for the next episode of AEW Dynamite this week?
With AEW Full equipment approach, the company will seek to attract more eyeballs with exciting confrontations and storylines. Ahead of this week’s Dynamite, three singles bouts have been lined up.
Jon Moxley will face Orange Cassidy in the semi-finals of the current Eliminator tournament. In TBS ‘women’s title Eliminator, Anna Jay will face Jamie Hayter.
Finally, Andrade El Idolo and Cody Rhodes will collide for the first time in AEW. The company is likely to announce more matches as we get closer to Wednesday’s show.
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