Vince Russo recently expressed his unhappiness with AEW for consistently taking “low-brow” digs at their primary competitor, WWE.
It’s no secret that All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan and the company’s talents rarely shy away from taking jabs at the global juggernaut in sports entertainment. Be it during the live shows or interviews, there are several instances when AEW talents have taken shots at their competitor.
While some have taken issue with it, asking Tony Khan to focus on his product, others believe it’s part of the business. Speaking on the latest episode of Sportskeeda’s The Bro Show, Vince Russo had an interesting take on the same.
The former WWE star thinks that instead of taking “low-brow” shots, AEW must take creative digs, citing the example of DX’s invasion of WCW.
“I have always said this, bro; this has always been my philosophy if you’re no 1., no. 2 doesn’t exist for you, you don’t mention them. However, if you’re no. 2, I think you throw the kitchen sink in no. 1, but you do it in a creative way. You don’t do it low-brow; you gotta do it in a creative way like DX going to the WCW show. I think you gotta throw the kitchen sink, but you gotta do it creatively, man,” said Vince Russo. (22:04 – 22:39)
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Back in 1998, dressed in camouflage clothing, DX tried barging into a live broadcast of WCW’s Monday Nitro. They drove a tank to the arena, but the gates were shut close before the stars could ambush.
Seth Rollins also slammed AEW for referencing WWE
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the RAW Superstar didn’t hesitate before blasting AEW for continuously referencing WWE, saying it “reeks of desperation.”
At the same time, Rollins explained how WWE makes any reference to All Elite Wrestling only when it makes narrative sense.
“The other side of that coin is the way that it can be used by those guys… I find it very tacky and low-brow, personally. I think it looks and reeks of desperation. I don’t think it’s anything on our television show that we need to go there and talk down about those guys,” Rollins said.
While everyone has their opinion on the topic, what cannot be denied is that the presence of two rival companies has brought out a much-needed competitive edge to the business.
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