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.

While speaking on The Wrestling Inc. Daily, WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley talked about AEW’s growth and how it changed up the landscape of pro wrestling. He stated that AEW puts pressure on WWE to do the right thing.

“I saw some financial figures as to what it was worth when Tony began this venture and what it’s worth now. So it has been a remarkably successful company. But I think it’s just part of a broader movement where people just want to see wrestling. I could be wrong, because maybe during the height of the territories there was a better time to be a wrestler. But it’s a really good time to be a wrestler.  I think I put a Facebook post out that I always resented the term that Bill Watts used when he talked about it being a buyer’s market. I thought it sounded cold and calculated and made wrestlers sound like soybean futures instead of human beings. But if it was a buyer’s market in 1993, I believe it’s a seller’s market.


Anything that’s good for the men and women, I used to say collectively, ‘anything that’s good for the boys.’ But I think we have to specify, the men and women. Because the women are such a huge part of our business now, the better that is for everybody. I think it’s good for WWE when they meet with talent and the talent decides to go elsewhere because it puts pressure on them to do the right thing.”

Eric Bischoff also previously stated that fans connect to AEW, unlike WWE. There is no doubt AEW will keep on striving to better their product so that fans remain happy for as long as possible. With Tony Khan at the helm, the company is going through a lot of changes over the past few months. We will have to see just how the company will change in the coming years.

h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.

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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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