AEW Dynamite has been somewhat hit or miss in recent months. The difficulties of the pandemic era continue to persist, and while AEW should be applauded for producing more good than bad, the bad continues to seep in. The women's division remains a booking afterthought, Miro's arrival has been plagued with issues and there remain issues on transposing BTE segments onto TV.
Ignore all that pessimism though, as AEW continues to provide arguably the most consistent two-hour wrestling show doing the rounds at the moment. Over the course of its one-year existence, AEW has shown that professional wrestling doesn't need to be complicated; good guys fighting bad guys for reasons. That's about it.
What is AEW getting right at the moment? Other than the impressive achievement of producing consistently good two-hour television? Well, the promotion needs to tick plenty of boxes for that to be the case. The writing must be logical but simple, the matches exciting yet relevant.
AEW's roster is tremendously stacked but the company needs to put the pieces in the right places for things to work. Dynamite is far from perfect, but the good certainly outweighs the bad.
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