Vince McMahon is busy running WWE and with ratings plummetting, he is trying all he can to make the product interesting. Especially considering AEW’s huge rise in popularity and with its TV show debuting in the Fall of this year.
While discussing AEW on his podcast Conversations With The Big Guy, Ryback discussed how Vince McMahon has reacted to AEW till now. He mentioned how Vince handled Impact Wrestling while Ryback was in WWE to see what happened.
Fans simply want AEW to give proper competition to WWE and it might just happen.
“Sometimes [WWE] will downplay things and act like they’re not worried, but it has to be on their radar. I mean, obviously, them trying to lock their talents down for longer contracts, there has to be some internal concern over what is going on that this whole thing popped up with a guy in Tony Khan that has more money than Vince McMahon.”
“And you know, with Impact Wrestling they had a lot of money, but it was always a negative kind of taste that was left in people’s mouths. It was always a kind of like every year people always talked about Impact going out of business, they just never really had the momentum where I feel like AEW has momentum on their side.”
“Fans I think want to see this succeed so bad so there is competition because I believe everyone wants WWE to put out a better product. So, I think the wrestling fans are supporting this to create this environment to create a better wrestling product down the line, if not immediately, but Vince has to be concerned. With the XFL, he is so busy, how much time with everything and obviously with Triple H’s role has stepped up tremendously, I don’t know, they have to be concerned from a talent standpoint.”
There are still a few months left until AEW’s television show debuts on TNT. It will certainly be interesting to see how WWE deals with the competition. Perhaps the world of professional wrestling as we know it will change.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.