There is said to be “a lot of frustration from wrestlers” in AEW despite them making money

In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer addressed the state of AEW heading into the 2024 Double or Nothing PPV event. Meltzer brought up the issue of there being too many older wrestlers and not enough younger wrestlers. In addition to that, it was said that the young wrestlers aren’t getting enough ring time to improve and be elevated.

Meltzer wrote about the size of the roster and how there is frustration from talent because many of them don’t get the ring time and exposure they want. Meltzer stated the following…

“A lot of money has been spent on some talent that has contributed very little. AEW went from the fun place to work with the great backstage camaraderie when WWE talent for the most part were walking on eggshells, to a place with a lot of frustration from wrestlers making a nice and even great living but not getting anywhere near the ring time nor upward mobility hoped for.”