The excitement and success AEW is having with All In II in terms of tickets sold is something that keeps growing, considering AEW has yet to even announce a match for the show. One of the subjects fans are discussing about the upcoming PPV is the inclusion of non-AEW contracted BritWres (British Indie Scene) wrestlers for the show.
It’s very important to remember that before AEW was even a concept, the BritWres scene was the third hottest scene in all of wrestling, and only behind the American and Japanese scene. You could even argue it was tied with Mexico. When it seemed that BritWres might become the next big thing outside of WWE and NJPW at the time, things took a turn…
WWE took interest in the European scene and signed all the most important names under WWE contracts, preventing them from competing on promotions they were not on good terms with. They later established NXT UK, which was pretty much the beginning of the end of BritWres’ hot period. With all this context, we can finally talk about what AEW has to do with this.
AEW & BritWres
Some people believe AEW should feature talent from the BritWres scene on the All In II card that will take place inside Wembley Stadium. These fans think AEW could be the boost the BritWres scene needs after “selling their souls to the devil” not too long ago.
The answer to this is very simple though, AEW has no obligation to BritWres and the only thing AEW and Tony Khan should be thinking about is putting on the best card possible to get fans to buy more tickets. Unfortunately, non-AEW contracted BritWres wrestlers are not going to add new fans to the PPV.
AEW should put their contracted British wrestlers in good positions on the card. Wrestlers like PAC and Jamie Hayter for example, or even ask NJPW to let them borrow Will Ospreay to be part of the show. At the end of the day, fans are not paying a ticket to watch a best of BritWres, they are actually paying money to watch an AEW show, and that’s what AEW should focus on.
If BritWrest wants to be hot again, they need to do it by their own means, by making deep changes in the scene that would help them get back the fan’s trust that they lost. Even if you ask British fans about this, most will tell you they just want an AEW show and nothing else.
What do you think? Should AEW focus on their roster or bring on BritWres talent for All In II?