AEW took the world by storm back in 2019 as it was the first pro wrestling company in a very long time that made waves in the pro wrestling world as form of competition for WWE. It was certainly a risky endeavor as well because there was always the chance it was going to end up being huge failure.

It is undeniable that AEW has become one of the most talked-about companies in the pro wrestling world thanks to CM Punk’s AEW debut as well as Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole.

However, one aspect that fans continuously criticize regarding AEW is the company’s constant need to take shots at WWE at every given opportunity. Christian Cage also upset some people in WWE over his previous comments as well.

While speaking during the latest edition of Reffin Rant, former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas talked about AEW’s current product. He addressed AEW taking shots at WWE at every turn, stating that AEW should focus on growing their audience instead of focusing on WWE.


”All that stuff that you do, which is take shots at the WWE – only affects them. They’re the only ones who get off on it. If you’re looking to grow your audience, you have to expand past that and look past and grow your business from what you do in the ring and on the microphone and from a storytelling aspect. Leave these shots back and forth, because I know you’re trying to create this competition – but just focus on what you’re doing and you will succeed.”

It remains to be seen whether AEW will eventually stop taking shots at WWE whenever possible, as it seems unlikely at this point in time from the looks of it. For the betterment of AEW’s product, do we hope they care more about themselves and focus less on WWE.

Transcription by Ringside News.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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