Vince McMahon Reportedly Tried Everything To Prevent AEW From Taking Off

Which promotion will be the last one standing?

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The upcoming WWE vs AEW war is set to change the landscape of pro wrestling as we’re less than a month away from witnessing the biggest pro wrestling rivalry of this decade.

Ever since their official launch this past January, AEW has repeatedly made shockwaves with one announcement after another and just when everybody thought that the upstart promotion has revealed all their talents, Co-Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes made it known that only 40% of the roster has been revealed so far.

AEW has held three successful PPVs till date and the nascent company is just getting started. Their inaugural blockbuster Double Or Nothing pay-per-view in Las Vegas deserves all the credit for kicking things off on a high note this past May.

As previously reported, Vince McMahon is firing on all cylinders to ensure that AEW doesn’t get to build any momentum whatsoever which is why he has now decided to combat their upcoming weekly TNT show with NXT on Wednesday nights.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed how WWE had gone hard at The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega, never expecting the trio to reject their humongous offers down the line.

“They did everything they could to stop this thing from getting off and you know they didn’t count on these guys turning down the big offers and they did and at that point you know they were still whatever — then the TNT thing happened and it’s like, ‘Okay the door’s open,’ but I don’t think they didn’t even think it was that serious until Vegas. The Vegas sell-out I think was interesting because they could never sell out Vegas for anything. The big one was the Chicago tickets.”

It was further noted that McMahon again made the same mistake that he did the last time with WCW – to let Chris Jericho go thinking that the 48-year-old megastar is way past his prime to make any sort of difference.