AEW’s inception came about at Double Or Nothing 2019 and since then, the company has done all it could to provide a product that true lovers of pro wrestling would enjoy. For the most part, they have succeeded, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.
AEW has all the momentum in the world right now thanks to the debuts of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole to their roster, ensuring that the roster is one of the most stacked in all of pro wrestling.
AEW President Tony Khan recently stated that he can’t wait to see AEW Rampage defeat Friday Night Smackdown in ratings this week as Smackdown will be airing on FS1 but then went on to claim he isn’t competing with them.
While speaking to Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post, Tony Khan talked about the competition between AEW and WWE and stated that competition gives better value to both companies.
“In wrestling, we’re worth more against each other and we’re better off against each other. I believe there is greater value in the wrestling market when we’re fighting and people want to see competition in wrestling. I think it’s one of the reasons people lost interest in wrestling was because there was not true competition for 20 years. Now with AEW in the mix and competition back in wrestling, I think there are more people excited about wrestling than there have been in a long time with the free-agent movement and good shows. At the end of the day, it has to be good shows. Through the 90s there were a lot of great wrestling shows. Every week, every month there would be great stories and great matches and you couldn’t miss it. I think it’s starting to get that way again.”
We will have to wait and see whether AEW Rampage will be able to beat Friday Night Smackdown in ratings or not this week. From what it seems, Tony Khan certainly seems confident about his chances.
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