WWE is going through a very important portion of company history as they are merging with UFC under Endeavor’s umbrella. That being said, it doesn’t seem that AEW is at risk of changing hands any time soon.
Many former WWE Superstars who traveled to AEW have certain ways of looking at their former employer. Paul Wight certainly spent a lot of time in WWE, and he knows that company well. Since arriving in AEW, he has also carved out a big niche for himself in their company.
While speaking to Inside the Ropes, Paul Wight revealed his feelings about AEW eventually selling, merging, or otherwise changing ownership leads. He remarked that AEW is not at risk of doing that, because their owner has a lot more money.
For a while, WWE ate up their competition, because they bought them out. By now, I think people understand that AEW isn’t going to get bought out. We’ve got a bigger billionaire. so it is a different product that I think fans are hungry for, because it is something different.
AEW has been able to rival WWE in many ways, especially when it comes to taking the New York and London markets. That being said, AEW is not going to sell any time soon, especially as they continue laying groundwork for a relationship with Warner Bros Discovery, and other partners, that could last for years to come.
WWE did not sell their company, as a merger with the UFC is a much different thing, and no money changed hands. Paul Wight’s point is that AEW is not going to get bought out like so many territories before them, because they are already very much established already, and they don’t need the money.
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Transcription by Ringside News