Why is Batgirl Cancellation Bad News for AEW?

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If you’ve been pursuing amusement quality this week, you’ll cognize that the DC Comics movie ‘Batgirl’ has been canceled.

The movie was expected to spot Leslie Grace play the iconic quality successful the archetypal stand-alone live-action movie for Batgirl.

WarnedMedia had reportedly invested implicit $90 cardinal into the task earlier canning it, successful 1 of the biggest nett losses for immoderate movie task ever.

Bad News

Batgirl isn’t the lone large chopped from WarnerMedia, arsenic the institution has been making sweeping cuts crossed the board.

In April, it was announced that WarnerMedia was shutting down its CNN-Plus service, 1 period aft its launch.

WarnerMedia is the genitor institution of All Elite Wrestling, and during the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that AEW whitethorn not beryllium immune from these fund cuts (via WrestleTalk.)

“Your genitor institution is slicing budgets everywhere, they are stopping movies and TV shows successful production, it’s been a bloodletting determination and there’s astir apt much to come. The timing for AEW, with their woody coming up astatine the extremity of adjacent year, past fewer days haven’t been looking good.”

The Future of AEW

AEW’s existent woody with WarnerMedia volition reportedly past until the extremity of 2023 and a batch is riding connected a caller deal.

Tony Khan has been telling wrestlers who person shown involvement successful leaving to stay, promising that a new, amended woody volition beryllium reached, resulting successful higher wage for the roster.

Earlier this year, Dave Meltzer was assured successful AEW’s chances, saying “it would instrumentality idiosyncratic who conscionable hates wrestling” for AEW to beryllium canceled.