Post by DTC was eventually right on May 10, 2021 9:29:00 GMT -5
At risk of turning this into an "I hope AEW comes to my city" thread, man I am waiting with baited breath for AEW to come to Louisville...this is such an historic wrestling city, but WWE usually does terribly here just because I think most of the fans here don't really dig the product. I think AEW would do gangbusters at the YUM Center.
So glad to see the company touring again. These small returns to normalcy are really welcome, these days.
Post by Dagoth Ur [BLM] on May 10, 2021 13:10:33 GMT -5
I wonder how they'll handle the Texas shows, since they said they'll follow local and state guidelines in terms of seating. But Texas has none. Just hope they don't try to be greedy or get ahead of themselves with the Austin and Dallas shows and try for 100% capacity.
Otherwise, it's great seeing them go back on the road. And they've handled fans in Daily's Place really well for the most part. The talent will probably also love going back on the road and performing in an air conditioned environment again as opposed to the hot and humid Florida summers outdoors.
Hopefully by the time they come back to New Jersey/NYC area, I can get a chance to go.
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Post by flowercity on May 10, 2021 14:40:39 GMT -5
these are being sold at 100%. with the CDC likely to roll back indoor mask requirements soon per Fauci, seems as if this summer is back to usual for AEW and other live entertainment events. UFC proved it can be done without issue, feel like this is going to snowball rather quickly.
Post by cjb01 is a piece of COWBOY SH- on May 10, 2021 15:52:26 GMT -5
So I suppose this means we will be nearing the end of DARK's Pandemic incarnation and will be going back to around 3-4 Matches a show there, hopefully returning to its original type of format. Elevation is the one I'm going to be curious about. Realistically you could still do that show at Daily's with potential fans and even some potential storylines. We'll have to see.
It does continue to explain why certain talents like Gracia or Price are being let go to try WWE Tryouts and the like, they're probably figuring out over the next month who they want to keep around, because in touring again you also get to look at more local talents from those areas and who knows what you could find.
Excited to see new venues and hopefully they draw well at 100 percent. Curious how they try and fill out Daily's in June as well, if they try and keep it around 50 percent or 100 after DoN. AEW has definitely missed the full crowds and it's gonna be cool to see them back. The Rochester Show is going to be super emotional, and I hope Brodie Jr. gets the pop his Dad was gonna get.
Now it's going to be curious when WWE attempts touring again as well. Will it also be in July or are they going to wait until Summerslam?
As for the St. Louis event being listed weird, I dont know if that's for a second show or not, but I also would hate to wait till November to see AEW's second show take place fully. I would hope it's a bit sooner, but maybe they want to iron out the kinks, as Tony has said this is going to be a much different looking and feeling show than Dynamite will be. I guess we'll see!