The AEW – WWE war has been one of the biggest stories in wrestling throughout 2021. Tony Khan openly incited WWE after the company decided to take SmackDown head to head with AEW’s Rampage show. Fans react to unfavorable mentions of their favorite company in the same way kids fought over Nintendo and Sega in the early 1990s. The two sides are in a perpetual state of war.
Billy Gunn, who works for AEW and experienced the Monday Night Wars firsthand, says the two sides shouldn’t be feuding. Gunn says competition makes everyone better and that’s what ultimately benefits the fans. He spoke candidly to Sportskeeda Wrestling about his thoughts on the matter.
“Do we really want to take them down? Is it better that we just have competition? I think that’s what made the Attitude Era and the thing with WCW and WWE good is that there was competition. If you don’t have any competition, then I feel, and these are my opinions, I feel that we thrive on competition.”
Mr. Ass insists that the moment AEW starts concentrating on their competition, they lose focus on themselves. He thinks both companies should work on keeping their own houses in order and allowing them to be different and coexist. Gunn doesn’t think anything should be forced.
“The minute we try to start poking the bear or try to say we’re better than them, I feel that we’re not concentrating on the best that AEW can do. Like WWE is always going to be WWE. And AEW’s going to be AEW. So let’s just be us. If our paths cross and it becomes something like that, let it happen naturally.”
Billy Gunn was a prominent figure for WWE in their war with WCW. He is a WWE Hall of Famer as a member of the D-Generation X faction that helped Vince McMahon’s promotion to win the war. Now, he says AEW should just stay in their lane and focus on what fans like about the company to begin with. You can check out his complete chat with Sportskeeda below.
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