Jim Ross Reveals AEW Planned To Do House Shows
The coronavirus pandemic forced the promotion to scrap their plans...
Since it's inception, All Elite Wrestling has yet to run a single house show and its wrestlers only work once a week for episodes of Dynamite and Dark. This differs from WWE who ran 197 live events in 2018 and ran a similar number in 2019.
Back in December, AEW EVP Cody Rhodes said the promotion decided not to run additional shows because competitors are free to take independent bookings if they want to wrestle more than one day a week, and other wrestlers like Dustin Rhodes don't need extra practice because of their experience.
The young promotion has seemingly changed its mind since December as Jim Ross revealed on Wrestling Observer Live that AEW had live events pencilled into their 2020 schedule before the coronavirus pandemic began. He also said he thinks the promotion will revive the plan once crowds can return to shows.
Good Ol' JR said: "Absolutely, and I think that's the plan. It's just, you know, timing. I know that there was some live events pencilled into the schedule before the virus. You can't get better working one night a week. Nobody, I don't care who you are… A lot of guys need to continue to work and they need to work under the supervision of the coaches in AEW so that they can continue to relearn some of the fundamentals."