Matt Hardy Thinks Tony Khan Should Focus More On Storytelling And Characters
Matt Hardy Offers Advice To Tony Khan To Focus On More Storytelling And Characters In AEW
Following a very successful first three years, Tony Khan’s AEW booking has received some criticism recently, and even his own wrestlers are beginning to point out where things need to be improved.
AEW wrestler Matt Hardy spoke about the advice he would offer to Tony Khan on an episode of The Extreme Life Of Matt Hardy:
"I think if I had one suggestion for Tony Khan, I think I would try and focus a little more on the storytelling of the different characters, really highlight every character's journeys a lot more. I think it's still very important. I know it's a very sports-centric program, AEW Dynamite, and they want the matches to be the best of the best quality and yet, with quality, and I totally respect that.
"I feel like professional wrestling, a big part of it is the sportsmanship and the showmanship. Having characters that the crowd is connected to, that they're emotionally invested in, that have this journey that you want to follow, you want to see what's going to happen next. You're really worried about where this story is going to go. I would like to add a little bit more of that into all the amazing wrestling that happens weekend and week out on AEW programming."
It is clear that Hardy’s comments are meant in good faith, providing insight as the veteran he is. Hardy is currently involved in a storyline with The Firm’s Ethan Page, where his forced allegiance to the group is beginning to develop into more of a productive coexistence.