Sami Zayn surprised everyone when he name-dropped AEW on this week’s episode of Raw just after the promotion put out their first show in Double Or Nothing.
A lot of people wondered if the AEW mentioned was pre-approved by WWE Officials and conflicting reports on the matter had become a topic of discussion inside and outside of the company.
However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer cleared the air on the segment recently and confirmed that the whole thing was indeed scripted:
“It was scripted. They just lied to their own employees to make it out like Sami went against the script, not realizing anyone with a brain knows about the 15 second delay. Not to mention the people who did know would eventually tell those who don’t.”
Continuing on the topic, Meltzer said that the whole thing was executed like it would have been in Eric Bischoff’s WCW. It draws no money and only makes paranoid talent even more paranoid, making employees think they are working for an insane company.