AEW is certainly not afraid of collaborating with other wrestling organizations, currently having deals with NWA, Impact Wrestling, and NJPW. These deals took some time to come to fruition and AEW isn’t closing the door for more partnerships to occur in the future.
On a recent episode of the WrestleFetish podcast, Tony Khan talked about WWE and how they are more than welcome to do something together if that’s what the company wants. This follows comments made by Cody Rhodes yesterday who said that a future crossover can’t be ruled out due to the cash it could bring in.
“They are more than welcome. As I have said, the forbidden door is open anytime. Just come and knock. If they were to knock on the door, then I would certainly be willing to let them in.”
This is unlikely to happen due to the way WWE has and continues to treat the competition. They even have gone as far as removing Jim Ross from video packages. This should surprise nobody and for a business that has seen ridiculous levels of success it appears petty but once again, it should surprise nobody.
AEW in my opinion should focus on distancing themselves from WWE as what attracted many fans in the first place was the potential to have a wrestling company that would give the McMahon monopoly a run for its money and AEW, whatever you think of the show has certainly given WWE something to think about and they should focus on giving them, even more, to think about in the future.
In other words, I don’t believe a crossover would be good for people who care about wrestling and want to see the business improve upon its shortcomings.