AEW President Tony Khan has announced that the promotion will see several special weekly editions of AEW Dynamite before Revolution and one of these is AEW Beach Break.
Speaking during the AEW Full Gear Media Scrum following the pay-per-view on November 7, Khan revealed that even though their next pay-per-view won’t be until the very end of February, fans can look forward to supercards before then:
“There is going to be a ‘Beach Break’ in January and in December we have some huge events coming up also. We have a really big slate of Dynamite shows coming up. In December we will see some of our biggest shows ever. ‘Beach Break’ in January will be a great event.”
AEW Beach Break looks set to replace Bash at the Beach which the company presented in January 2020. With WWE now having filed trademarks for the former WCW event after Cody Rhodes halted his pursuit, some would argue that staging events not plucked from history would benefit AEW even more.
With specials penciled in for December and January, Khan then spoke on his pay-per-view schedule and orated the reason why he prefers to keep it quarterly instead of follow WWE’s example of going monthly:
“I love our big four shows, I think having Revolution, Double or Nothing, All Out and Full Gear as the big shows spaced out for the year, ‘The Big Four’ really provides anticipation. Then, Dynamite, we have huge episodes of Dynamite, special events within Dynamite but a lot of the episodes and cards we have are huge draws and have been huge successes. So I think we have got a great lineup. We’re going to add a third hour of television in addition to trying to develop and utilize a lot of our great talent on Dark. I think we could definitely expand our programming. I don’t think we’ll have shows like these, you know, these particular ‘Big Four’ pay-per-views. But there are other platforms and other shows will develop for sure.”
There appears to be no sign of Tony Khan swapping out Dynamite specials in order to overload their pay-per-view schedule with months happenings. Of course, that can only be positive.
With only four major events per-year, AEW have time to tell slow burning, intriguing stories that fans can get behind and care about. The chance that they will then purchase one of those pay-per-view events to see the culmination of that storyline is therefore heightened.
h/t for the transcript: Fightful