Could WWE be trying to get one over on AEW? The answer currently isn’t definite but it is being rumored that WWE was contacting Domino’s and all of the current advertisers for All Elite Wrestling’s flagship program, Dynamite, due to the controversial ‘No Rules’ match between Nick Cage and Chris Jericho. Could these former WWE Champions be heading to AEW?
Co-Host of the ThROH The Years podcast, Trevor Dame, was the one to make this implication after seeing two quotes in the Wrestling Observer, which were by his account, taken together. The quotes state that Vince McMahon disregarded AEW as competition while adding allegedly that WWE were ‘taking advantage’ of the aftermath of the controversial match.
“There was one question on AEW, which was notable with the gap closing on the numbers. Vince McMahon blew them off as competition at the same moment behind-the-scenes they were trying to take advantage of the bloodbath the night before.”
The second quote states there was, according to the Observer, a ‘concerted campaign’ to contact various sponsors for AEW, however Dominos was the only one to make any sort of statement or reaction.
“Domino’s is a major sponsor of TNT and WarnerMedia programming so this is a serious issue. There was a concerted campaign to contact sponsors but at press time Domino’s was the only one that has reacted to the match.”
David Bixenspan tweeted, “LATE NIGHT SCOOP: A mainstream reporter has been claiming privately that WWE reached out to them about writing a story on the AEW/Domino’s pizza situation, and I’ve seen the receipts.”
This WWE Hall of Famer’s AEW contract offer was revealed. Dame would tweet about this development: “People were asking about it, so here are the two quotes from the Observer that, taken together, certainly seem to imply that WWE was calling Domino’s, and in fact ALL of AEW’s advertisers, over the Nick Gage match” Of course, Dame’s theory is exactly that and it is unconfirmed at this time if that claim is actually of merit.
People were asking about it, so here are the two quotes from the Observer that, taken together, certainly seem to imply that WWE was calling Domino's, and in fact ALL of AEW's advertisers, over the Nick Gage match: pic.twitter.com/K3GEHjiYlZ
— Trevor Dame (@TrevorDame) July 31, 2021
LATE NIGHT SCOOP: A mainstream reporter has been claiming privately that WWE reached out to them about writing a story on the AEW/Domino’s pizza situation, and I’ve seen the receipts. Details at @BabyfacevHeel: https://t.co/o8gAh6qNfS
— David Bixenspan (@davidbix) July 31, 2021