Freddie Prinze Jr. has had a lot to say about professional wrestling recently. The actor had a stint in his past as a writer for WWE. He’s been behind the curtain and knows a lot more about the business than the average person.
In a recent talk with Ariel Helwani, Prinze compared WWE with All Elite Wrestling. He said that he thinks AEW has the better product. He said AEW does a better job of servicing the fans.
“WWE is clearly overwritten and the hands are on and the grip is tight, right? AEW is, you could say underwritten and the grip is there to catch you if you fall. It’s a very loose, comforting grip, right? I think the best wrestling is somewhere in the middle…
There’s some wrestlers where, no matter how cool I think it looks on paper. Once it comes out of their mouth it’s not theirs. It’s just not theirs and they can’t say it. So I literally would have to teach them how to write and then how to act what they wrote…
Currently, I think AEW is doing a better product and servicing the fans better. The majority of fans, better than WWE is, and I include NXT in that. If NXT was still the way it was, then I would say WWE is still servicing the mainstream and the hardcore and the kids in a better fashion. Simply because they had more variety.”
Freddie Prinze Jr. thinks WWE is overproduced and doesn’t allow wrestlers the freedom to connect. That’s why he gives AEW the slight edge. The difference, he said, is the rebranding and total overhaul of NXT by WWE.
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Thanks to WrestlingInc. for the transcription!