AEW and WWE are poles apart when it comes to the creative process of putting together storylines and while everything is micro-managed in WWE, in AEW, stars get a lot of freedom to pursue their creative ideas.
During a recent interview with WrestlingInc, Diamond Dallas Page, who has been a regular for AEW since his appearance at All In, explained the difference between the creative process of putting together a promo in both the companies.
The wrestling legend explained that in AEW you are told what needs to be done and then sent to cut a promo while in WWE, it’s spoon-fed to you:
“The biggest difference [in AEW] is ‘here’s what we need to get in, go cut yourself a promo.’ [In WWE] it’s spoon-fed to you with all of the writers that WWE has and I don’t know – if I had to read what those guys were writing and it wasn’t coming from my soul – I don’t think I would have gotten over. They had this one vision and I had a whole another vision.”
Continuing on the topic, DDP recalled his time in WCW and how he could write everything in the company himself because they didn’t think he was going to do anything.