Kenny Omega Wants AEW Rampage To Spotlight Women's Wrestling
The new show could finally take AEW women’s division to the next level
Whilst AEW has done a lot right in its brief existence, the slow start and somewhat ‘mishandling’ of its women’s division has been seen as one of its biggest failures thus far.
Although things went in a positive direction with the rise of AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker, many fans still want AEW to give more airtime to the division, and AEW EVP Kenny Omega agrees.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Omega said he wants AEW’s new Rampage show to help shine the spotlight on the Women’s Division:
"The content I think we're lacking is in our women's division. I would love to see Rampage be a home to more women's wrestling. I want people to see and appreciate and enjoy the talent we have to offer. I hope we get to show some of these matches that perhaps aren't seen by those people. We have a lot of great talent on Dark and people maybe don't want to watch our YouTube channel. Maybe they just want to watch Dynamite and want to see a television product. I get that. I think the extra hour with Rampage, rather than give them more Chris Jericho, more Kenny Omega, more MJF and the guys you know you're going to see on Dynamite; I'd rather give them all of the extremely talented individuals that maybe you don't see that week. I feel like we have incredibly gifted female wrestlers that have been working very hard and fighting for a spot and maybe it's time for them to get more. I think that would count as a variation on more women's wrestling. We always try to have a variant.”
AEW Rampage is set to debut on Friday August 13.