AEW will be moving their Dark tapings to a studio setting. It’s going to be held at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida.
AEW President Tony Khan confirmed in a pre-AEW All Out media call this is the plan. He wants to bring back the spirit of WCW Worldwide tapings at Universal Studios with these tapings.
During an interview with Bleacher Report, Khan talked about the change.
“I’m not going to tape AEW Dark every week going forward,” Khan said. “We’re filming Dynamite, Rampage and Elevation in the arena, so now I think it’s a great time to focus on Dark for developmental. I will be putting together some studio show cards. We’ll have some fun events to announce soon for fans to attend AEW Dark. I’ve got one venue that I have a hold on and then sometimes, we will still film in arenas.
“There will still be stars making appearances and working with the young talent. During the pandemic, Dark has been so great at helping us identify the young talent who are making huge strides. A number of young wrestlers who have come from Dark have made it to TV such as Will Hobbs, Red Velvet and The Varsity Blonds. I really think that show has helped strengthen our roster and build our young talent for the future.”