All Elite Wrestling have promised vast change within pro-wrestling, and though the product has to be judged on itself rather than the platitudes so far spouted by Cody Rhodes et al, this list will feature practices the AEW crew have to steer a million miles away from.
Professional wrestling baits even its very best to work against one another backstage under the thin veneer of competitive spirt that is in reality capitalistic control. Bret Hart, just days removed from sparking out Vince McMahon and walking away from a job he'd adored once compared being a wrestler to being a horse that runs hard then gets shot. It was brilliantly bleak from the 'Best There Is, Was and Ever Will Be', particularly considering his peerless pedigree.
Wrestlers have always been at the whims of promoters, and though its perhaps the biggest actual difference All Elite Wrestling could possibly proffer, it'll prove one of the hardest to push through. Bosses being b*stards has often brought the best out of competitive contenders, subversively proving that an acceptable level of abuse in pro wrestling is somehow an acceptable way to behave...
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Michael can be found in articles or on podcasts extolling the virtues of New Generation WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling or the new WWE angle they definitely definitely won’t ruin this time.