AEW Dynamite made its debut in October 2019 and took the pro wrestling world by storm, as it set to become an alternative to WWE. While that might be the case in some aspects, fans have noticed AEW following the footsteps of WCW in some aspects.
It seems this is what a WWE Hall Of Famer thinks as well. While speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T talked about AEW signing more WWE legends to lucrative congrats.
He criticized AEW for being too much like WCW and stated that AEW should focus more on younger talents.
“Those guys (WCW) came in with contracts where they had creative control, they were paid more money than all of us guys that had been there all of those years. They jobbed every out, and had in their contracts where they couldn’t lose. I don’t think in return, we got what they got. I don’t know what’s going on with AEW or anything like that, but my thing is this: when AEW first started, I thought we were getting ready to see something new. I didn’t think we were getting ready to see a revamp of WCW, and I’m not knocking them or anything like that, but I thought we were getting ready to see The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and a group of these young guys that – I don’t know – felt like they knew a whole lot more about the business than the older guys, create something that these old guys had never seen before in their life. And now, we’re seeing everything the old guys have seen for the last thirty years.”
AEW recently signed Paul Wight and Christian Cage to multi-year deals as they are set to become mainstays of AEW. Before that they also signed Sting to a lucrative contract. We will have to see how Wight and Cage will be booked in AEW.