Road Dogg has claimed that AEW don’t make effective use of their talent roster, something he says stems from the inmates running the asylum.
AEW has arguably one of the strongest rosters in all of professional wrestling. The promotion is home to a host of former World Champions and some of the industry’s biggest names.
Despite this, not everyone is overly impressed with how the company utilises this roster, in particular in relation to Rampage which airs on a Friday night. Although the show was home to CM Punk’s AEW debut, it rarely produces moments that influence events at the top of the card.
Speaking on his Oh… You Didn’t Know podcast, Road Dogg suggested that this comes from the “inmates running the asylum.” A reference to the current backstage unrest and involvement of the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega as EVPs.
“Yeah, yeah, look, I think as far as they go, you could dang sure put a really good show on Friday night, if you wanted to, and utilise some of those Wednesday night talents that you might think because you got a lot of them. And so I just don’t think they use theirs wisely and look that was just you know the inmates can only run the asylum for so long and that’s how I feel about that. You know?”
Backstage issues have reigned supreme in AEW in recent weeks with CM Punk taking aim at a number of key figures during the post-All Out media scrum. This led to a backstage brawl, a number of suspensions being issued and two championship’s being vacated.
It has since been reported that CM Punk could now be on his way out of AEW a little over year after making his debut.
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