10Take From WCW: International Flavor
In his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff has often said that WCW strived to project an international identity. This strategy included partnering with Japanese and Mexican promotions for talent exchanges, running events like Collision in Korea, and pushing talent like Lord Steven Regal and Dave Finlay.
AEW could be well-served
to follow in this tradition. Many of WWE’s stars coming in from abroad, like Shinsuke Nakamura, Finn Balor, and Andrade, have met inconsistent booking in WWE. This could be an area in which AEW excels by pushing talents like The Lucha Bros. and stars that Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho might lure from New Japan. Featuring different styles and culture could not only make AEW more appealing but give them a leg up on recruiting top talent from abroad.