John Cena might be working on one project outside of pro wrestling after another, but that doesn’t mean he is unaware of what is going on. AEW is making a lot of noise and Cena sees it as nothing but a good thing. Because competition is what will ultimately drive anyone to be better.
While speaking to Chris Van Vliet, John Cena opened up about All Elite Wrestling. He said that there was always competition within WWE to drive Superstars to be their best and now there will be an external force to help motivate WWE in general which can’t be viewed as a bad thing.
“I think competition is great because it forces you to step up or step aside and I think that is fantastic. We have internal competition of performers trying to be the best in our umbrella and that is wonderful because you sink or swim on your own investment.”
“I think external competition is great because once again that will force us to step up or step aside and you can say what you want about them being competition or not competition, I view any form of digestible entertainment as competition because your eyes can go elsewhere. So that’s how I view that.”
“Competition also stands for the state of the wrestling economy and it’s really good right now. There are a lot of people overseas and smaller promotions are getting larger and more traction which means you are consuming more sport entertainment and/or wrestling which is great for everything.”
We will have to wait and see what AEW has in store for us. We already know that they are bringing Jim Ross to the table along with a very talented announce team. Now they just need to reveal a television show which is very likely to happen soon.
WWE might be in a very different position soon enough as they have some actual competition, perhaps it will be the best for pro wrestling all around. We can only hope that the idea of sports entertainment will become even more mainstream than it already is.
Thanks to Chris Van Vliet for the quote