Jon Moxley comments on WWE's reaction to AEW so far Submitted by Aaron Rift on 10/07/2019 at 10:04 AM
During AEW New York Comic-Con panel over the weekend, Jon Moxley commented on WWE's reaction to AEW thus far:
“I think everybody’s gonna start doing better than they’re doing right now. You’re seeing wrestlers who are getting more money from WWE just because they’re trying to lock everybody down, which is great. It should have been like that all along, you know? I think they’re going to start reducing their schedule, too, which is good because their schedule is stupid. Makes no sense. So I think you’re going to see a better quality of life for guys, you know, in the competition, so to speak, just because of the existence of AEW. I mean, there’s guys in Japan that are getting, that I know, that are getting raises, that are under contract, that aren’t even coming, that don’t even want to come here just as, like, a sign of good faith. Literally, the entire industry all over the world is benefiting from the fact that now there’s like a viable alternative. And once we, like, hit ten o’clock and we got two hours in the can the other night we’re like, ‘we did it, high five!’ and now we get the ratings out, there as a viable alternative. I mean, this is real. This actually happened. I’m sure there are a lot of people that are going to keep waiting to wake up from the nightmare like this isn’t really real. But like all this is happening, this is 100% real. And it’s great for everybody. It’s great. I don’t say this to try to do some corporate-speak like that passive-aggressive ass WWE statement the other day. Ultimately the fans benefit, you know? Because they get to see these guys all across the board who are more inspired or..from the indies getting hyped up to, like, all across the board. Everybody’s more passionate, more excited. The other night, I was watching Raw with my wife the other night. It was like, oh, like, this is fun because we’re like watching them react like, oh, now they got, now they brought pyro back. Now they’re bringing, they brought in Hogan and Flair and just watching them try to, like, make moves. Like, it’s fun. It’s exciting. Like the fan part of me is like, ‘this is so much fun!’”
Thanks to EWrestlingNews.com for the quote.
Moxley thinks WWE will change its "stupid" schedule, and is happy to hear that wrestlers are finally getting paid more [from the AEW NYCC Press roundtables] pic.twitter.com/fNXcYsdl3K