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Vince McMahon tried to talk Chris Jericho into getting out of AEW contract so he can re-join WWE… Jericho refused…

I can’t blame Chris Jericho for leaving WWE for AEW simply because WWE has been using him like shit for the past several years. In the past, Jericho used to be a pretty hot star in the WWE… he used to be very big but later in the years during the 2000’s – 2018, the WWE was using him like shit… making him lose matches, not giving him enough TV time, giving Jericho shitty matches, etc. I can go on and on.

Jericho did the smart thing making the transition from WWE to AEW ’cause I’ve been watching AEW ever since they started and AEW is using Chris way better than WWE ever had.

Vince McMahon was all for Jericho joining AEW but now he is against it? He wants Jericho to get out of the AEW contract to rejoin WWE?

Check out the story in this article:

https://www.republicworld.com/sports-news/wwe-news/vince-mcmahon-rejected-by-chris-jericho-after-aew-success-let-go-wwe.html

It is my belief that Vinnie Mac has been quietly and very secretly watching AEW so he knows what’s going on with that company, Vince knows everything going on with AEW. Jericho is doing great things in AEW…. first AEW champ and he has a new wrestling faction called the Inner Circle. Even though, AEW has been around for a year or a little over, Jericho is already pretty huge there. I’m sure all that has been driving Vince insane and making him all jealous. That’s why he quickly flip flopped on his feelings about Jericho joining AEW.

If WWE did bring Jericho back, would they treat him right the same way AEW is treating him? No. Jericho did the smart thing staying at AEW and rejecting Vince’s offer ’cause if Chris went back to WWE, they would use him like shit again. The WWE wouldn’t give him main event status like they used to in the past.

I love professional wrestling and support all wrestling companies but I honestly find AEW way better than WWE. AEW is awesome stuff and I’m about to watch “AEW Dynamite” tonight on TNT.

Kev

Who are my favorite wrestlers in AEW so far??? These are my choices and I’ll name a top 5 for both male & female wrestlers…

I’ve been watching AEW wrestling ever since they first started with their very first ppv and first live show “Double or Nothing”. So far, I’ve seen every AEW ppv and every TV event they’ve ever done. I’m just really impressed with what they’re doing and AEW is definitely making me feel appreciative of wrestling again. I’ve been watching AEW for a long while and I’m just blown away by all the talent they have there.

You see there is a big difference in between WWE talent and AEW talent. With the WWE roster, they are all very talented wrestlers; however, WWE only allows them to use certain moves and most WWE stars can do more than what you see on their brand. With the AEW brand, they are not as strict and picky when it comes to wrestler moves. In AEW, they allow their wrestlers to do whatever they want in the ring pretty much.

So with that being said here are my top 5 favorite wrestlers in AEW for both male and fewmale talent… I’ll list them in no particular order.

The males:

Chris Jericho: I’ve been a loyal Chris Jerich fan for many years. He impresses me over the years and he still impresses me even to this day when he’s in AEW. I always knew Jericho is very talented. Jericho is still killing it in the ring and killing it on the mic too. Jericho never disappoints every time you see him on TV. Admittedly, Jericho was the reason I wanted to get into AEW wrestling .

Kenny Omega: Before AEW wrestling, I’ve seen a few Kenny Omega matches for New Japan and now Kenny is in AEW, this guy just blows my mind. He was definitely one of the best in the indie wrestling industry and I can see why the man has gotten a lot of buzz for the past few years. Now he’s in AEW full time, I look forward to seeing him on TV. Kenny is a freakin’ badass. The man has the full package…. he has the wrestling skills, great mic work and he’s got a great look too.

Adam “Hangman” Page: Don’t know much about him but what I’m seeing of Adam Page is freakin’ awesome. He’s also one of the best wrestlers who never touched WWE. This guy is also great in the ring, great on the mic and he has an awesome look/gimmick.

Darby Allin: This guy getting my attention as of late. His gimmick is a little silly but man can’t help but notice his wrestling skills. He’s one of the best wrestlers on the AEW roster for sure. My god, that man is amazing and I can definitely see him becoming AEW champ sometime in the future.

MJF: Like most AEW fans, MJF is getting my attention. This guy is just entertaining as hell and also good in the ring and good on the mic.

The females:

Awesome Kong: I’ve been a fan of Awesome Kong since her TNA Impact days so I know she’s freakin’ awesome and she’s still killing it in the ring too.

Dr. Britt Baker: She’s definitely one of the best female wrestlers I’ve seen. Her matches are always exciting to watch.

Riho: I have a thing for Japanese wrestling and Riho just blows my fuckin’ mind in the ring. I just love female Asian wrestling and they are always a blast to watch. These Japanese ladies sure know how to put on a good show.

Hikaru Shida: She’s another Japanese talent who also amazes me. These Japanese talent in the women’s division are awesome.

Brandi Rhodes: She’s the wife of Cody Rhodes. I love her ’cause she has a hot look and she’s also great in the ring although she’s playing the manager role for Awesome Kong right now but Brandi is fucking awesome, I enjoy watching her.

So there you have it. Some of you may ask, why didn’t I name Jon Moxley or Cody Rhodes in the men’s division? They are good but not my favorite. In my opinion, I think Moxley and Rhodes are a bit overrated.

I do enjoy AEW so far and they haven’t disappointed me yet. AEW is changing wrestling whether you want to admit it or not.

Kev

“AEW: Full Gear” ppv, I watched it and it was very good. It showed what wrestling fans really want!

Well, so I watched the latest AEW wrestling ppv titled, “Full Gear” last night. The card was pretty impressive so I couldn’t miss it. I wanted to watch the two big main events Chris Jericho vs. Cody Rhodes and Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley ’cause I knew those two matches were gonna end up being the best matches of the night and they were. I was very impressed with last night’s AEW ppv. I enjoyed every match. They were all very good but like I said Jericho vs. Rhodes and Omega vs. Moxley were the best.

I’ve been watching AEW ever since they started with their very first ppv “Double or Nothing” and this company is getting better and better. Last night’s ppv “Full Gear”, AEW showed what WWE has been missing all these years: “wrestling”. That’s what fans watch these shows for… fans want to see good wrestling and WWE doesn’t give us that anymore.

AEW knows what kind of wrestling matches we want to see. We want to see matches that tell a story. We want to see thrills and chills and excitement. AEW definitely gave us all that last night which is what WWE has been missing for years. We want to see good wrestling back. WWE matches over the last decade or so has been boring as fuck… they used to be really good in the 80’s and 90’s but WWE has been crap lately and they aren’t getting any better even though they try.

I want to talk about the thrilling Omega vs. Jon Moxley match from last night, though. Their match was called “Lights Out” and it was an unsanctioned match so this match means anything goes. It was a hardcore match. It was a very violent and dark match all the way through and it went on for almost an hour or a little more. They were using all kinds of weapons, barbed wire, chains, etc. There was also a lot of blood too. That “violent” match was nothing new. We had “extreme” hardcore wrestling in the WWE back in the 90’s and there was ECW wrestling but “extreme” wrestling took a long hiatus until now. Hardcore wrestling is officially back and AEW brought back hardcore wrestling.

Watching that match last night Omega vs. Moxley, made me realize how much I miss hardcore and extreme wrestling ’cause I’m a big fan of that style of wrestling. You don’t see that style of wrestling in WWE anymore ’cause WWE banned it since they went PG. After that match last night, I hope WWE is waking up and realizing we want that style of wrestling back. During the Hardcore and extreme era in the 90’s, that’s where Mick Foley as Cactus Jack, Terry Funk, Tommy Dreamer, RVD, The Sandman, the two Holly Brothers – Hardcore and Crash and the Sandman were all a part of in the old WWE and ECW days.

Last night’s AEW ppv was only the beginning, though. I think we’re about to see more and more of Extreme Wrestling in AEW in the future, absolutely. When is AEW going to put on their first steel cage match or a Hell in a Cell style kind of match? I’m sure they will. They are still a pretty new company and they will give us their first “cage/Cell” match very soon, I’m sure.

I am loving AEW more and more and I think Tony Khan is doing a very good job. Tony Khan who is the owner of AEW definitely knows his wrestling for sure and he definitely knows what fans want to see.

AEW is so refreshing, though. So nice to see them calling it “professional wrestling” and not “sports entertainment”. That’s how it should be. If you’re a wrestling fan yourself and if you’re not watching AEW then you should. You’re missing out on some good stuff. Start watching AEW Dynamite on TNT Wednesday nights.

Now I want to start getting some AEW t-shirts soon and I will. I want to get a t-shirt with the All Elite Wrestling logo on the front of it. I also want to get a Chris Jericho shirt, a Kenny Omega shirt and a Adam Hangman Page shirt ’cause they are my favorite now. Man, I hope AEW will start putting on shows in Albany, NY ’cause I would love my chance to see them live in person. What they’re doing is really good.

I’m sure the McMahon family and the WWE are getting really worried now after last night.

Kev

Thoughts on the wrestling industry so far: Which company do I think is better… WWE or AEW???

Well, the competition between WWE and AEW is really heating up. I’ve been a lifelong WWE fan for years and still am even to this day. Now that there is a new wrestling company out there called All Elite Wrestling (AEW) which I’ve been watching since their very first ppv called “Double Or Nothing”. Now AEW is on television and they have their own TV show on Wednesday nights titled “Dynamite” which lands on the same night as NXT on USA. Both of those shows are on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.

The WWE has been sucking a lot lately and now that AEW is here, this has forced WWE to try and get better. You can see that the WWE is trying to improve ’cause they brought in Paul Heyman to run RAW and Eric Bischoff to run Friday Night Smackdown on FOX. Both of those shows are trying to improve but both shows are going downhill and getting bad again. WWE is trying to improve but they can’t.

What is the difference between WWE and AEW? There is a big difference:

WWE: This company is all family-entertainment. They are still in the PG era and the WWE treats their fans like they “marks”. The wrestling term “marks” means fans that think wrestling is real and Vince treats their fans that way. The thing that is missing in WWE is that they don’t focus on true wrestling anymore but mostly focus on “storyline” and soap opera stuff. Vince and the WWE likes to hold their fan favorite superstars down while part timers like Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey getting all the spotlight. They also love to ram Roman Reigns down our throats.

AEW: This company focuses on the actual “wrestling” part of things. They don’t treat their fans like marks and this company actually treats their fans like real “fans” which is a breath of fresh air. This company calls their performers “wrestlers” and not “superstars”. This company brings back “good” wrestling which WWE ignores… good wrestling meaning matches that tell a story and being theatrical like which WWE doesn’t have anymore. AEW brings all that back. AEW does things WWE doesn’t do anymore like hardcore wrestling, chair shots to the head, lots of blood and all that stuff.

With all this being said, you wonder which company I think is better? I’m gonna have to say AEW for sure. AEW makes me excited for pro wrestling lately ’cause I’m with most wrestling fans that WWE has been sucking a lot lately and they aren’t getting any better either.

When it comes to WWE sucking, I don’t blame the performers ’cause they are just doing their job… I blame Vince for sure. Vince is a great business owner and promoter but creatively, he is downright horrible. It’s a shame ’cause WWE used to be really good in the 80’s and 90’s.

AEW is awesome ’cause they have a talent in the roster that actually has character like Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Adam Hangman Page,  PAC, etc. All those guys are fucking awesome and AEW has a cool women’s division too.

WWE has so many superstars that don’t have any character anymore except for the new Bray Wyatt gimmick aka The Fiend which is why I keep watching the WWE. The Fiend is a cool character and each time the Fiend is on, I watch. The new Bray Wyatt gimmick is captivating stuff for sure.

While I think what AEW is doing is pretty amazing stuff, they still need to improve, though. I think their sound system in arenas is horrible. They need to improve the sound system for the wrestler theme songs and they need to improve the P.A. for when wrestlers give their promos in the ring too. Their TV production is kind of horrible too. I understand AEW is a new company and they got a lot to learn still but they’ll get better with that stuff as time goes along.

With that being said, I think AEW is an amazing company and I love what they’re doing as I think I will be a full time AEW fan, but the question you have to ask is this… “Will I give up WWE?”. No… probably not. I’ll continue to support WWE and will continue to be a WWE fan. I can’t give up WWE so I’ll support both WWE and AEW as I have been watching both.

I’m just a fan of pro wrestling as I love it so much, ya know? AEW is awesome. You should check them out on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. on TNT if you’re curious. They’re doing a good job.

Kev

The war between WWE and AEW is now officially on so I guess you can now call this the “Wednesday Night Wars”???

Earlier this summer AEW announced that they will make their TV debut on TNT network on Oct. 2nd which falls on a Wednesday night. Just today the WWE just announced that the WWE Network exclusive wrestling show will soon make their cable TV debut on Sept. 18th and they will air on the USA Network channel. WWE NXT used to be a one hour show on the WWE Network but once it debuts on USA Network, it will get turned into a two hour show.

I remember back in the 90’s when Monday Night RAW was on a Monday and WCW Monday Nitro was on a Monday, those two shows were pretty much on at the same time so that was named the “Monday Night Wars”.

Now that WWE NXT and AEW will be on the same nights, I guess you can safely say this will be called the “Wednesday Night Wars” which is pretty fitting. Obviously, the only reason WWE is doing this so they can go to war with AEW.

Even though the WWE will soon be moved to cable TV, the WWE Network will still stream the new NXT episodes.

I love WWE NXT. I love it a lot more than RAW and SD honestly. The reason I love NXT so much is ’cause that show gives us what we all want to see… “wrestling”. RAW and SD don’t give us that which is why NXT is a pretty hot show right now.

A lot of people still making predictions that AEW will destroy WWE but I think not. Like I said in a post before, the WWE is a very powerful company. It will be around forever. I think the WWE will try to find a way to get back on top again and I predict that it’s AEW that will get destroyed. They won’t last long, trust me.

I used to like what AEW is doing but now they are getting on my nerves ’cause they’re just doing everything they can to make WWE look bad. I’m considering no longer supporting AEW the more they keep up with their attacks at WWE. I think it’s obvious that the only reason AEW was formed was so that they can go to war with WWE. Well, now they got the WWE’s attention and things are getting interesting.

If you don’t know what the NXT brand is, it’s a show where wrestling rookies can get their start in pro wrestling. It’s a show for up and coming stars is what it is. Most of today’s WWE stars on the RAW and SD brand came from NXT: Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakumura, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, etc. They were all on the NXT brand until they got called up to the main roster once they all got more popular. The NXT is like a third brand. I watch NXT every Wednesday night and I watch all the NXT Takeover ppv’s too. It’s a great show.

Once NXT gets on USA Network, you all should check it out too.

Kev

I’m thinking of taking another long break from WWE… probably gonna… they aren’t getting better…

Ya know, now that AEW wrestling is finally here, I’m definitely thinking of ditching WWE for AEW. Well, I’m going to ditch WWE for a little while at least. I take long breaks from watching WWE every now and then and I may just do that starting next week. There is a WWE PPV on the WWE Network called “Stomping Grounds” and I don’t know if I’m gonna watch it. Even though I’ll probably take a long break from WWE again, that doesn’t mean I’m quitting the WWE Network streaming service ’cause I need to keep that ’cause it has a lot of old-school wrestling on there.

WWE isn’t getting better. Their shows RAW and SD keeps sucking week after week and both shows are getting worse too. Like everyone else, I’m fed up with how WWE is getting and I can’t really take it anymore really. We are all fed up with Vince and the WWE creative/booking.

We all definitely believe that Vince is out of touch of what we want and he doesn’t get it yet. We want to see good wrestling back but he keeps giving us storylines and wrestlers cutting promos than wrestling. That’s why the wrestling world has jumped shipped to AEW ’cause they give us wrestling… think about why AEW is exploding and WWE is tanking.

I’m probably gonna end up being a full-time AEW fan ’cause I admire what they’re doing. AEW on TNT Network won’t start airing until the Fall ’cause I keep hearing that they are planning on doing a weekly two hour show. They won’t be doing three hour weekly shows thankfully.

It’s a shame to see WWE doing so horribly ’cause I’m a long time fan and I’m probably gonna give up on them again. Each week when I try to watch RAW, I fall asleep through like half the show and I miss the end but that’s okay. I don’t miss anything ’cause RAW endings every week have been so horrible. RAW’s been a sleep fest.

That’s WWE, though. Sometimes they get really good and sometimes they get really bad. I want to see “wrestling” like everyone else. Yeah, we all know wrestling is “fake” but they are still great at what they do. There’s a lot of talented people in the business. I don’t blame the performers for a bad product in WWE ’cause they are being paid to perform. Vince is the problem and everyone knows it. Even the superstars know that Vince is the problem, that’s why you see a lot of them leaving WWE nowadays. I don’t like the way WWE is going myself.

WWE better step their game up now that AEW is here. AEW could easily become bigger than WWE and they already are getting bigger. AEW is an awesome company and I’m gonna be keeping an eye of what they’re doing.

Kev

Will AEW take WWE out of business??? No… WWE isn’t going anywhere but AEW will definitely change WWE, though…

I’ve been visiting fan sites of AEW groups in facebook to see what they have to say about the wrestling industry. I’m seeing that a lot of people think AEW will put WWE out of business soon simply because they believe that AEW will get so big that WWE will have no audience left. You see, this is where I disagree. The WWE maybe low in the ratings right now but they will ALWAYS be a very powerful company. The WWE is so powerful and rich, they’ll be around forever. It’s going to be hard to take them out of business.

While I don’t see the WWE going away, I can see AEW helping them, though. Maybe one day WWE will wake up and give what the fans want after they see what AEW do? I wouldn’t be surprised that WWE will give us more wrestling after the AEW ppv “Double or Nothing”.

There is no doubt that this is going be a huge ratings war between AEW and WWE but WWE will never go away. Even if AEW is finally here, that still doesn’t mean I’m giving up on WWE ’cause I’ll still support both companies. I love wrestling, ya know? While it’s interesting that a lot of fans believe that WWE will be gone soon, it’s not gonna happen. Like I said above, I think AEW will try to help improve WWE’s product.

AEW exploded ’cause everyone wants to see wrestling which WWE don’t give us anymore. Maybe they will now, ya know?

Also, a lot of people mistakenly believe that AEW is just for the indies. Ya know, stuff like NJPW, ROH and things like that. Um, no. AEW maybe full of independent talent but AEW is a world wide and a big national promotion. They are a pretty huge company, they are pretty much the next WCW. AEW will have many former WWE guys on the roster and many former WCW guys. AEW will sign any talent from any other wrestling company. Their first WCW/WWE guy was Chris Jericho and then Jon Moxley (formerly known as Dean Ambrose) made his debut at “Double or Nothing”. I think there will be many more WCW and WWE guys on their way to AEW.

Competition is always cool, though. I’m a huge fan of AEW and I love what they’re doing. What they’re doing is pretty ballsy. They’re giving us wrestling like no other company would. We haven’t seen wrestling in a long long time. There was wrestling in the early 80’s and early 90’s but pro wrestling stopped in 2000’s years and it was all sports entertainment. We don’t want sports entertainment, we want wrestling. That’s what we watch these shows for but Vince doesn’t get it yet. Maybe he’ll get it now that AEW is here? Who knows!

Kev