The Acclaimed question
By Scott Keith on 24th April 2023
As much as I love AEW and hope they learn from their mistakes and continue to grow, prosper, etc. etc., there is one thing i agree in some ways with their harshest critics, including Eric Bischoff; Besides the World Title situations/feuds, they really seem to be fly by the seat of their pants booking with all talents involved. Honestly i don't think I would miss any storyline aspects if i skipped a week or two or just randomly starting picking up AEW now.
The biggest head scratcher is The Acclaimed. Hottest, if not THE hottest act in your company. Crowd & Merch included. I would have understood the Heatless Gunns win IF the payoff was them reclaiming the titles in Glorious fashion. But they just left that scene altogether. In fact, the Rampage taping/show immediately after the title loss, they got shoehorned into some 8-man tag that consisted of NO ONE they were dealing with. Now they just randomly pop up for a rap and a meaningless match. (Oh yeah and when did Jerrett & Jay Lethal turn face?).
If the idea is FTR/Bucks III at some point I understand that long term booking. But why scissoring isn't back on a weekly basis is mind boggling to me.