At WWE’s recent Q2 Earnings Conference Call, WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon addressed a few topics that the public has been wanting him to touch on for months now. One of those topics is none other than All Elite Wrestling.
When asked about All Elite Wrestling, Vince McMahon said that he generally believes they are competition and that competition is good for everyone. Vince also said that AEW is an overly violent “blood and guts” promotion and he can’t imagine that TNT will put up with that kind of content.
This is what Vince McMahon said: “As far as our competition is concerned, the old adage is that competition is good for everyone.” “…I think that’s generally the case, although again we’re hoping that – to the extent that they are competition – we’re hoping that they don’t go on with blood and guts and gory things that they have been doing, which would be bad. And I can’t imagine – I can’t speak for TNT, but I can’t imagine they’d put up with that.”
Vince McMahon then addressed WWE’s product moving forward. He said that they will not be going back to the Attitude Era, but they will be doing some more controversy with better storylines. Vince also said that WWE will not be doing blood and guts and things of that nature, such as what is being done by their new potential competitor.
This is what Vince McMahon said: “We’re not gonna go back to the ‘Attitude Era’, we’re not gonna go back to the blood and guts and things of that nature such as [is] being done perhaps [by] a new potential competitor.”
“We’re just not going to go back to that gory crap that we graduated from. And again, a more sophisticated product, again, attracting much better writers, attracting better management and things of that nature.”