Throughout high school in the 90s I was all about the WWE, which was still the WWF at that point. Stone Cold was obviously a favorite, but there were very few superstars that I didn't enjoy watching or cheering against. That sort of ended for me in the early 2000s. I'm not sure if the stories took a turn or the talent became less appealing, but I stopped watching entirely. I've barely touched it since except to check in on the WWE here and there. I really haven't seen anything in years that appeals to me.
What has me wanting to come back is the hype around AEW. People seem excited for this, and it has a vibe that I suspect is capturing some of that same energy I remember from the WWE in the 90s. I loved that vibe, and I'd love to get back into it, but I need help.
What do I need to know about AEW? You're talking to someone so far removed from professional wrestling that I consider CM Punk an MMA fighter (a bad one) more than a wrestler. Bryan Danielson? I don't know who that is, but I want to be a part of the excitement that people had when he came out at a recent AEW event. Where can I watch or read a bit to catch up? Do you have any good resources for a once dedicated wrestling fan who is now a noob?