AEW is the talk of the town right now, however, to say that this particular organization has changed professional wrestling for the better of it; would most definitely be an overstatement. All Elite Wrestling is not going to be the next WCW...granted that there are certain sections of the pro wrestling community that love to hate WWE; regardless, this war that AEW has waged against the mighty WWE, is nothing more than a search for fool's gold.
First off, let's get one thing crystal clear: By no means am I an AEW hater, or anything of the sort. In fact, I've always been welcoming toward every pro wrestling promotion in the business. Nevertheless, I've now compiled a few reasons as to why I don't agree with AEW, its strategy, and what this new company stands for.
Sportskeeda has some of the best readers in the world, and it wouldn't be hyperbole to state that we're akin to a family—a large, diverse family; where members more often than not, disagree with one another's ideas.
That said, today's discussion is going to get a tad heated. Well, who am I kidding? It's going to be as heated as a debate could possibly be. So, without further ado, here are a few notable nuances of this discussion, that I've divided into 5 separate talking points; whereby we examine a few glaring mistakes AEW must correct immediately, or else it's destined to fail...
#5 AEW founders claimed to be against corporate culture, but ultimately signed up for a corporate gig after being offered big money by the Khans
Long before AEW came into existence, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), ex-WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, and a few other indie stars, kept their name in the news by constantly badmouthing the WWE. Furthermore, the indie performers incessantly reiterated that they were against the big-money corporate culture in WWE.
Well, that was back when The Young Bucks, Cody and co., hadn't met Tony Khan and the latter's father, Pakistani-American billionaire Shad Khan. Needless to say, once Shad aka Shahid Khan agreed to fund a new pro wrestling company known as AEW with his son Tony as its President; the aforementioned indie stars had no problem whatsoever signing up to be a part of the corporate culture.