4 Ups & 3 Downs From AEW Rampage (Aug 5)

2. Slow Down, Tony Khan!

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The boss needs to slow down on introducing all these "new" names.

Rampage alone had Mance Warner, Madison Rayne and Josh Woods - all three are either brand new to AEW's audience, or haven't been around long enough to make a splash yet, and it's a bit excessive. Beyond Woods, it's also hard to see any of the three landing as long-term assets to the promotion.

That's not meant as a dig at their skills, but more a damning piece of insight into just how busy the All Elite roster is these days. Christ, this is reaching WCW levels of excess. Khan really could do a much better job establishing his core group of stars, and taking the time to explain why fans should care about them.

Instead, it's a revolving door (not even a "forbidden" one) of wrestlers that stay for a few weeks before being replaced by the next flavour of the month. That's especially problematic in the women's division, which Rampage's big female hook proved.

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