Huge AEW fan but the overall product has lacked focus. Not because of the Punk debacle. The product overall is still great, the ppv’s all gazillion of them lately have been amazing. I just wish the booking didn’t feel random, bloated at times and winging it. Here’s a couple suggestions just to make it at least feel like logic exists…
Make the TNT championship exclusive to Collision (and ppvs) since Collision is the TNT show.
Same with TBS title on TBS/Dynamite (plus ppvs).
Love that the international championship has become the “fighting championship”, make it that the belt must be defended once a week or you get stripped. This title defense can rotate between both dynamite and collision (and of course it’s on ppvs).
Now the bigger things…
Keep Ring of Honor separate! Embrace it as your NXT (at least what that used to be). Like there used to be a rankings system in AEW, bring it back for ROH, you can use this as a way to build talent up to earn their way onto AEW aka “the main roster”.
Get rid of Rampage.
Tape Collision with Dynamite. I know this is a lot of wrestling but it’s a ton of savings on travel and crew doing it in one night. They aren’t WWE level yet. Do the one show a week for now. You can rotate and sometimes do Collision live and tape Dynamite.
Tape ROH before you go live and after the 2nd show you are taping. I.e split up the roh taping before your live show and after your AEW taped show.
To pull this off properly since it’s a lot of time to ask an audience. You need to pre tape the backstage stuff and all the announcers running down future cards before the taping. Speed up the production of anything being taped. Ambitious yes, but I believe possible and helps them overall until they truly can justify spending on multiple days.
I'm certainly down with getting rid of Rampage at this point.