By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Cody spoke with the New York Post and spoke about the creative direction of All Elite Wrestling. “In wrestling, some people tend to want it written and some people want it booked,” Cody said. “I like wrestling when it’s booked. That’s the wrestling my father was famous for, the territory era.
“I’m not trying to bring back that era, but I think it yielded really good content, versus sitcom writers writing a wrestling show. I know that sounds so anti-WWE, it’s not. I’m just telling you from a standpoint of what we provide. If you want heavily scripted TV, that’s something WWE can do. If you want sports-centric booked wrestling, I think that’s something we can do.” Read the full interview at NYPost.com.
Powell’s POV: I continue to like what the Elite wrestlers are saying about their creative vision. Only time will tell whether they execute that vision properly, but it’s certainly encouraging to hear that they want to take a more old school approach. Cody also spoke about Chris Jericho’s involvement in AEW, concerns over the executive vice presidents booking themselves too prominently, and more.
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