Four shows were taped over four hours, 20 matches total. I am still trying to digest it all.
The format was similar to the NWA TV studio tapings -- primarily short matches, many of them squashes, with a competitive main event featured in each episode. One major difference was that most of the interviews were shot backstage so the full form and content of each episode will not discernable until it airs on TV.
Overall, I thought this was a successful first outing for booker Murder One and the AWE LOUD roster. New characters were introduced. Major holdover storyline were advanced. New storylines were developed.
There were a quite a number of interesting debuts and returns. Among those making their AWE debuts were wXw star Alex James, wXw/Impact star Killer Kelly, "Most decorated wrestler in the Southeast" AC Mack and Austin Towers. Priscilla Kelly, Anthony Henry and JD Drake returned after significant periods of absence from the AWE ring. There were a lot of folks backstage. Many wrestlers worked two matches but nobody did more than that.
The risk/reward of their deal with Right Now TV sets up well for AWE. The company will incur minimal additional costs and stands to gain exposure and ad revenue.
Attendance at District Atlanta was around 100 (paying $25-$30) The mask requirement was emphasized by repeat announcements and observed by almost everyone. The enthusiasm and crowd size peaked during episodes two and three and petered out noticeably during episode four. Many fans stood near ringside, as is traditional at AWE, but were not allowed to be right up against the ring. That obviously wouldn't work for TV.
LOUD debuts on Right Now TV in January, date to be determined. It will possible to watch the show live at the Right Now website.
Josh Wheeler opened the show with an emotional tribute and 10 bell honoring Daniel Scarr, who passed away in July. Scarr ran Opera Night Club and The District and was responsible for giving AWE having a home in recent years. Wheeler also sent out a big FU to Georgia shows running without masks.
Wheeler introduced Young Professor as the host of AWE LOUD. Professor won AWE's top manager contest (one of their best ideas of 2019) and he's an outstanding ring announcer