Vince McMahon has a lot on his plate right now, but he is still working as hard as he can on WWE. He needs to give his pro wrestling company some major attention too because AEW is going to be providing a very substantial alternative.
While discussing AEW on his podcast Conversations With The Big Guy, Ryback went into some detail about how Vince McMahon has handled the new AEW threat so far. He compared it to how McMahon handled Impact Wrestling which Ryback was around to see.
Fans want to see competition for WWE and with the Khan Family’s money it appears as if they are going to make something big happen.
“Sometimes [WWE] will downplay things and act like they’re not worried, but it has to be on their radar. I mean, obviously, them trying to lock their talents down for longer contracts, there has to be some internal concern over what is going on that this whole thing popped up with a guy in Tony Khan that has more money than Vince McMahon.”
“And you know, with Impact Wrestling they had a lot of money, but it was always a negative kind of taste that was left in people’s mouths. It was always a kind of like every year people always talked about Impact going out of business, they just never really had the momentum where I feel like AEW has momentum on their side.”
“Fans I think want to see this succeed so bad so there is competition because I believe everyone wants WWE to put out a better product. So, I think the wrestling fans are supporting this to create this environment to create a better wrestling product down the line, if not immediately, but Vince has to be concerned. With the XFL, he is so busy, how much time with everything and obviously with Triple H’s role has stepped up tremendously, I don’t know, they have to be concerned from a talent standpoint.”
We will have a few months before AEW’s television show debuts on TNT. In that time WWE is preparing for their own new television deals to start as well. Things could get very interesting as time goes on, but it will be very interesting to see if WWE ends up firing any shots and exactly what kind of ammunition they use.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote