WWE is the biggest pro wrestling promotion in the world with over 150 Superstars across all brands, world-class training facilities and a plethora of global sponsors.
Since the death of WCW in 2001, WWE has not only monopolized the pro wrestling industry but has also turned the business into its very own cash cow. Any promotion that dares to scratch WWE’s vast territory eventually crumbles and bows before the juggernaut.
During a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, immediate ex-Universal Champion Seth Rollins noted that WWE’s position at the top of the business doesn’t come without serious resentment from fans and competitors alike. It was at this time The Beastslayer compared WWE to the New York Yankees.
“We’re the New York Yankees. It’s easy to hate the New England Patriots. We’re those teams, we’re the dynasty. It’s easy to hate us, but we’re still the most popular company in the world at what we do. We’re so far beyond being a wrestling company that it’s very easy to point the finger and hate on us. That’s the cool thing to do, it makes perfect sense to me, it’s how it’s always been in sports and entertainment, you always hate the big guy. It’s fine, I’m not upset about it at all.”
Fans are pretty high on AEW, the upstart promotion that has been hailed to have the capacity to burn WWE to ashes. However, that’s a long shot as Vince McMahon‘s company has not only been able to counter AEW’s moves pretty well, but his employees are equally busting their arses day in, day out to give fans the best possible experience that there is.
“I just want people to understand and appreciate the things we go through and the fact that we’re always trying to do our best. Nobody is taking it easy, nobody is just getting by. Everybody from top to bottom, every department in the entire company is putting in as much work as they possibly can to make this the best.”