All Elite Wrestling officially became a promotion over a year ago and has been producing weekly TV shows and pay-per-views since the company was able to secure a TV deal with TNT back in the fall of 2019.
Over the past few months, AEW has been able to recruit many of WWE’s former talent as well as beating WWE in the Wednesday night rating war.
AEW made it clear that they were going to dish out their own brand of wrestling which has become popular with the WWE Universe since their debut.
AEW has even found a way to flourish through the current COVID-19 pandemic, but despite the fact that AEW has become WWE’s biggest competition in recent years, The Wrestling Observer reports that Vince McMahon doesn’t watch the show, or yet see the promotion as a threat.
“No, he doesn’t and he doesn’t know. I think that that’s probably… I think he kind of just gets fed by his people that they are really crummy and they are really terrible and its beginner’s luck and all that.”
“They can’t admit to that so there’s always going to be those excuses. I think they went through the WCW thing where they thought our products better than them, it just took a while, and then we won. It’s like, no, when WCW went ahead their product was better than yours and your product was better than theirs there was a lag period of a couple of months but that’s when you went ahead.”
Dave Meltzer also went on to talk about who he believes would come out on top if the two promotions went head to head on a Monday Night.
“That’s really what it is – who’s got the better product? I don’t wanna say who’s gonna win because if AEW and WWE were both head-to-head on Monday night, WWE would win based on the fact that they have the 27 years in the timeslot lead,” stated Meltzer.
“So, they would win even if AEW had the better show. But in time and if you gave it a year or two and AEW had a better show two straight years, then they would win. But it would take time to pull that off.”