AEW is often regarded as competition to WWE, but it is nowhere near the world’s biggest promotion. Chavo Guerrero has worked for several wrestling promotions, most notably, WWE and AEW. In a recent interview, he shed some light on the differences between the aforementioned two promotions.
“Absolutely, that’s one thing that was cool about AEW,” he said on the freedom. “They kind of just gave you a direction and then let you do what you want to do. So, we were definitely involved with everything with that, and talking with Andrade. I wouldn’t help him with his matches, because that was him. But definitely promos and backstage stuff, I would say, ‘hey, try this, don’t do that, let’s go this route.’ He was great to work with.”
Guerrero then compared the WWE and AEW and talked about where he believes the latter promotion is lacking.
“In WWE the producers, the agents, they really got involved in your matches. In AEW, they kind of let you do your own thing,” he revealed. “So, it’s almost like we need a happy medium. In WWE they micromanage you at times, and in AEW they didn’t do enough, I felt. I felt they really need to help a lot of the young guys just put things in the right spots
Guerrero says AEW sometimes becomes a softest without proper direction.
“These guys are such talented wrestlers and such talented athletes, but sometimes it’s a spot fest. You’ve seen it, it’s just doing spots, and spots, just to do a spot. You know, just because you can do a backflip doesn’t mean you should do a backflip. I think that they need help in that.”
AEW is still a developing promotion; it has a long way to go, many changes to see ahead on how the company guides its talent. Just these past couple of weeks AEW President Tony Khan has made several signings and we remain to see how that plays out for the future of the company.
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