People in AEW said to be “very frustrated” due to there allegedly being “very little communication”

During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez of commented on what he has heard about how people are reacting to AEW President Tony Khan’s current booking style…

“I don’t want to compare this to like WWE back in the day but it is very, very much like that and a lot of people are very frustrated because they don’t find out the Tuesday before. Some people do, some people will know what they’re doing because there are a couple of matches usually advertised in advance. But most people are showing up the day of the show and finding out if they are doing anything or not. There’s very little communication. I’ve been hearing about this for months, people are very frustrated. They show up, ‘Here’s what you’re gonna do’. Lots of people will complain and it gets changed which is also a big problem I hear about all the time. People don’t want to do something and Tony doesn’t make them do it. There’s a lot of this.”

“People aren’t gonna come forward and talk about it publicly, they will someday. This is one of those things where people will say I’m wrong now and then someday people are going to talk and you’ll realize that I’m actually not wrong. I hear about this every single day. Trying to put together these shows is just a whirlwind of ‘Will this person do this? They don’t want you? What can we do? Will you do it?’. There’s a lot, a lot, a lot, of frustration. There’s also injuries that he deals with and no there’s not shows put together a week in advance or two weeks in advance. The days of long-term booking, they’re gone. He has an idea. I’m sure he had a card for the pay-per-view but as far as week to week how they get there, every week is like what are we going to do this week? He wants to do things but people don’t want to go along with it, people are hurt. Whatever.” (quotes courtesy of