AEW: Miro Injury Update, Jim Ross on AEW’s Current Biggest Challenge Being Creating New Stars, Tony Khan on Social Media Being Healthy for Wrestling Competition

Miro Shoulder & Elbow Injuries Status Update

As noted before, Miro has been out of action for AEW since this past December due to an undisclosed injury that was later revealed to be shoulder and elbow injuries.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that AEW officials had been originally hopeful that Miro would have recovered from his injuries by this Spring.

It was reported that Miro had suffered a setback in his recovery and AEW officials currently do not have a clear timetable for his potential return at the moment.

Jim Ross on AEW’s Biggest Challenge Being Creating New Stars

A recent episode of the Busted Open Radio podcast featured Jim Ross as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Ross’ thoughts about what letter grade he would give to AEW since its launch five years ago and his belief on what is the company’s current biggest challenge to overcome.

“Probably a solid B/ A lot of things that can be improved upon, like anybody else’s company. AEW’s challenge right now, to me, is creating new stars. Somebody on that brand has got to get hot. That’s got to be, I think, what they need now. Somebody’s gotta get hot.

These pay-per-views like we’re having Sunday night in Vegas, these kids rise to the occasion on these pay-per-views, they really do.

In response to a question from co-host Bully Ray about if it is more on AEW’s creative or talent to get someone in the company hot, Ross stated that he believes that it is more on the wrestlers to do so.

“I think the latter.

Creative can get you in the ring but once you get in the ring, it’s up to the talent at that point, in my estimation. I think it’s a talent-based thing, Bully, I really do.”

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Tony Khan Comments on Social Media Rivalry Between AEW & WWE Being Healthy for Wrestling Competition

A recent episode of 107.7 FM WRKR’s The Rocker Morning Show featured AEW CEO Tony Khan as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Khan’s thoughts about his belief that the social media rivalry between AEW and WWE is more healthy than harmful for wrestling competition.

“In the 90’s, certainly, I do think a lot of that helped fuel the wresting economy, but it was a very different time and things weren’t all online. Everybody wasn’t online all the time. It was a very different time for wrestling and a different time to be a sports fan. It’s changed for sports. Those rivalries and debates in sports are healthy. I think for wrestling, too, it’s a big part, for better or worse of wrestling fandom now. It’s definitely a way that people keep up on the shows and watch the shows. For me, I’m a big fan of that. I love promoting the shows online. I know that our wrestlers are really engaged socially. It makes for healthy competition, I think.”

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