AEW’s new show Rampage begins on August 13th and EVP Kenny Omega wants the promotion’s fourth programme to highlight the women’s division.
The women’s division has been the focus of some criticism with fans clamouring to see more in-ring action as well as more substantial storylines in line with the talent on their women’s roster.
Kenny Omega shares a sense of frustration in regards to the time given to the women of All Elite Wrestling. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio Omega admitted that the women’s division was lacking and hopes Rampage will fix that problem.
Here’s what he said:
“The content I think we’re lacking is in our women’s division. I would love to see Rampage be a home to more women’s wrestling, I want people to see and appreciate and enjoy the talent we have to offer. I hope we get to show some of these matches that perhaps aren’t seen by those people.
We have a lot of great talent on Dark and people maybe don’t want to watch our YouTube channel. Maybe they just want to watch Dynamite and want to see a television product. I get that. I think the extra hour with Rampage, rather than give them more Chris Jericho, more Kenny Omega, more MJF and the guys you know you’re going to see on Dynamite; I’d rather give them all of the extremely talented individuals that maybe you don’t see that week.
I feel like we have incredibly gifted female wrestlers that have been working very hard and fighting for a spot and maybe it’s time for them to get more. I think that would count as a variation on more women’s wrestling. We always try to have a variant.”
Omega has been rumoured to be heavily involved with the women’s division from the promotion’s inception. With many crediting him for the strong Joshi presence in AEW. Inaugural women’s champion, Riho, and AEW’s longest-reigning champion Hikaru Shida among others came in on his recommendation.
The women’s division received a boost recently when Emi Sakura announced she was returning to the company.
AEW Rampage will air every Friday at 10 pm on TNT.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription