Tony Khan discussed the length of AEW Dark in a recent interview on Talk Is Jericho.
Here is what he had to say:
“We bring in people to give them tryouts, and we are giving a lot of independent wrestlers work, in addition to the tryout people that we want to get a look at and put in specific matches. There are other people – we are trying to put the top people from Dynamite in get-over matches on Dark.
You want to get some local people and keep them working because there’s no independent shows for all these people around Florida and Georgia like there used to be.”
H/T to 411 Mania