Vince McMahon Jr has had his fair share of Wrestling competitors since he bought the WWF from his Father in June of 1982. From WCW to Jim Crockett Promotions to the AWA, the UWF and TNA, Vince McMahon has competed with top promotions and knows what a Wrestling war looks like.
So it may come as a surprise to some fans, especially when Bryan Danielson and CM Punk are reportedly on the cusp of debuting in AEW, that Vince McMahon has said that he does not see AEW as competition.
Vince McMahon has stated in the second-quarter earnings call that he does not see AEW as competition in the same way that he saw WCW as competition. When asked about AEW making positive movements and signing former WWE talent Vince McMahon answered…
“It’s certainly not a situation where it’s rising tides because Ted Turner was coming after us with all of Time Warner assets as well. It was a different situation. AEW is where they are. I don’t really know what their plans are, all I know is what our plans are. I don’t consider them competition in the way that I considered WCW back in the day. Not even near close to that. I’m not so sure what their investments are as far as their talent is concerned. Perhaps, we can give them some more.”
AEW has signed lots of former WWE talent including recently Andrade El Idolo, Malakai Black and Mark Henry with rumors circulating of Bryan Danielson and CM Punk debuting in All Elite Wrestling.