AEW’s launch might not only bring back that lost lapsed fan, but they could also spark a new mindset and mission in other locker rooms to do better as well. This seems to be the case with WWE right now.
Corey Graves revealed to the Two Man Power Trip that he doesn’t know much of anything backstage in WWE until he reads it online or sees it play out in front of him. Therefore, he is getting his news as the fans do which is an interesting situation.
One thing he did comment on is the fact that “external forces” have caused an invigoration in the WWE locker room. He couldn’t out-right say “AEW,” but when this subject was breached later on, it was referenced as AEW which Graves did not refute.
“People get mad about storylines sending me mean tweets and I’m like ‘I didn’t write it, man I saw it when you did. There’s obviously a little bit of internal buzz and obviously there are external forces that everybody’s talking about and in a weird way it’s kind of reinvigorated definitely the locker room. Hopefully, you know that’s the start of something cool that’s going to permeate throughout the entire company, but I know the boys and girls that bust their ass every night all around the world, they’re fired up now.”
“It’s exciting to see and it’s a small change and it’s gonna take time, and it’s going to take a lot of effort, but yes. Hopefully, yes in a short answer, yes I think it is a change of something.”
As time goes on things could get even more complicated when it comes to brand loyalty. It looks like AEW will have some influences that we might not see on WWE television, but according to Corey Graves it is making a difference in Superstar morale backstage.
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