Britt Baker takes aim at WWE’s developmental system

Several people from AEW were interviewed for an article on about AEW’s rise in popularity against WWE. AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker was critical of WWE’s developmental system…

“I don’t think putting a bunch of models and athletes off the street in a warehouse and teaching them all to do the same thing the same way at the same time is going to create a successful roster. People learn differently and they have different strengths and weaknesses, and sometimes you have to find out what those are on your own.”

In the same article, AEW President Tony Khan talked about the quality of their product…

“The pandemic made it more obvious who was putting more time into the stories, and who was trying to put on more quality national television,” Khan said.

“I don’t think you’ll ever please every wrestling fan, but if you can make most of the fans happy most of the time, then you’ll have a great fan base. That passion has been within the fans all along. The fans were just looking for an outlet to express it.”

AEW is WWE’s first real fight in decades. It may change the face of pro wrestling in the U.S.

While WWE continues to be a juggernaut in business and pop culture, All Elite Wrestling, featuring the likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and owner Tony Khan, sees a chance to capitalize on one of the most interesting periods in pro wrestling in decades.