John Cena returned during a previous week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. WWE ran a couple of pre-recorded video messages from current superstars and also veterans. This included AEW stars Paul Wight, Chris Jericho and Bryan Danielson.
Danielson was billed as Daniel Bryan and Paul Wight as Big Show. WWE contacted Tony Khan for permission to use them for the videos, and Khan gave them the green signal.
While speaking on “The Masked Man Show”, AEW President Tony Khan commented on allowing Bryan, Wight and Jericho to appear on RAW. Khan stated that he wanted to be a good Samaritan.
“I heard from WWE directly, they contacted me and asked if I would give them access, give them videos — if I would ask some of the wrestlers in AEW to send in tribute videos for John Cena’s 20th anniversary. I thought that was a very nice thing. It sounded like a nice event, a classy thing, and I have no problem helping out, and that was the kind of thing that, it’s not going to hurt us. And I’m happy to do the right thing and be a good Samaritan when it’s called for.”
This is not the first time WWE and AEW have ignored their own competition, as AEW allowed Chris Jericho to appear on Steve Austin’s Broken Skulls Session. We’ll have to see whether AEW and WWE will end up working in the future or not.
h/t Wrestling Inc
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