AEW has had a reputation for using too much blood in their product. We have seen blade jobs that have left AEW stars drenched in their own blood. Every stipulation match seems to include someone bleeding profusely at some point. In particular, fans have been on the fence regarding how often the women tend to bleed.
While speaking to News 12 Long Island, Khan would defend the usage of blood within AEW:
“It’s certainly not every week, you don’t see it on a weekly basis. Occasionally, there are big matches and it’s only when the circumstance is such that it’s a big street fight or these big crazy matches or fights ahead of a pay-per-view where things have gotten crazy and there has been a big melee. For the most part, we do try to focus on the wrestling, the best interviews, the most exciting wrestlers, a lot of high fliers, technical wrestling, and a lot of crazy brawling too. For the most part, you see a focus on the in-ring action, but every once and awhile, when things have gotten out of hand, it’s been old school pro wrestling in a way that has been very healthy and has been well-received by our media partners and fans. It’s almost been universally praised and when it hasn’t, overall, we’ve done well on the aggregate and most of the focus is on wrestling and not the brawling, but you see some of the old-school brawling too and that’s part of pro wrestling and that’s what makes it fun.”Tony Khan To News 12 Long Island
AEW have previously come under fire for using ‘blood and guts’ to draw new fans to the promotion but if what Khan is saying is true, it may be working more than we know.
H/t to Fightful
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