Pro wrestling fans often only see the glitz, glamour, and athleticism that shines during a live television broadcast or pay-per-view event. However, Anthony Bowens of The Acclaimed has provided fans with a unique perspective, pulling back the curtain on what it’s like to be a star at one of AEW’s marquee events. Recently, he shared backstage footage from AEW All In London 2023, adding depth to the experience for fans worldwide.
Competing in the co-main event of the show on August 27, Bowens, alongside Max Caster and ‘Daddy Ass’ Billy Gunn, ascended to the top of the tag team mountain by defeating the House of Black to become the AEW Trios Champions. The backstage footage is not just a peek into a pro wrestler’s life but a fragment of history, capturing the moments before and after a significant title victory.
In his video diary, Bowens offers a raw, unedited tour of what his day looked like at the iconic Wembley Stadium. From the soundcheck and entrance rehearsal to the candid moments in his locker room, the clips provide an intimate look into the meticulous preparation these athletes undergo. Most intriguing is the POV shot that Anthony shared, which depicted exactly what a wrestler sees as they break through the proverbial fourth wall and step into the roaring arena filled with anticipation and energy.
The tidbits of his day also reveal the grit behind the glamour – the necessity to ice his shoulder before a flight back to the U.S. the morning following his massive title win. This blend of victory and vulnerability resonates with audiences, reminding fans of the physical toll and dedication required in professional wrestling.
To coincide with the exclusive backstage insights, Bowens utilized the momentum to promote the upcoming All In event, directing fans to his TikTok account for more behind-the-scenes content and announcing that tickets for All IN 2024 would be available starting December 1st. His post serves to build excitement not just for the next event but also for his personal narrative as a rising star in AEW.
As fans anticipate the All In London 2024 event, a particular major star’s absence from advertisements has raised eyebrows, hinting at more stories to unfold (read more about the major star not advertised for All In London 2024).
Anthony Bowens’ shared footage compounds the anticipation and speculation surrounding professional wrestling events. It offers a multifaceted look at the realities of being a wrestler at the top of their game – from the pride of victory to the necessary recovery that follows.
For those looking to share in more wrestling excitement, the opportunity to join the WrestleTalk crew for a Survivor Series 2023 watch party in London is another event not to be missed. The community aspect of pro wrestling – sharing high-stakes moments with fellow fans – adds another layer to the love of the sport.
Keep up with real-time updates and behind-the-scenes footage from wrestlers like Anthony Bowens to experience the build-up to AEW’s highly-anticipated events. Stay tuned for more exclusive content, insights, and analysis as we cover the ever-evolving world of professional wrestling.