I went to a AEW show and all I got was a t-shirt I didn’t want
By Scott Keith on 25th September 2023
Went to grand slam last night and I've never been to a wrestling show besides WWE but got damn can you tell the difference. They treated Rampage, which was being taped for Friday, like they were on live TV. Ridiculous wait times between matches and besides them not knowing the order of said matches, you have Justin Roberts every 5 minutes taking pix with the crowd and saying absolutely nothing over the mic. Once they got to the Julia Hart match, the thrill was gone.
But the biggest gripe is the merchandise or lack of. No bullet club, no Sting masks, no bcc…..NOTHING. All they had was 2 shirts for the show, a better than you bay bay shirt in Mets colors(loved) and orange Cassidy. No belts, no programs…..that's it. I mean I saved a ton of money but I wanted to splurge a little. Oh well
P.S. Mox was clearly knocked out after the 1st piledriver so these fools say do it AGAIN and then pin him. Mox needs to stay home until spring 2024
Man the merch is such a choke point for them right now. The problem is that they don't have in-house merchandise like WWE does, but rather they outsource to Pro Wrestling Tees and have to have merch made on demand. So as I understand it, they kind of order general amounts of stuff for a tour and then wait until they sell through existing stock before ordering again and restocking. The Winnipeg show was frustrating that way as well, because there was giant lines of people literally trying to throw hundreds of dollars at the merch table and there were only a few shirts to choose from, most of them just “AEW Dynamite” generic type of stuff. Like, yeah, I get the AEW crate every three months and so I have more shirts than one nerd can ever wear in a lifetime as it is, but when you have a fanbase that desperately wants to spend money, why would you make it harder for them?