WWE Hall Of Famer, Booker T recently gave his detailed thoughts on All Elite Wrestling during his latest Heated Conversations episode.
On AEW starting up:
“They’re coming in hot, I’ve never seen anything like this, a company that is a pop up is major players. TNA was built around a bunch of young guys that were unknowns, these are guys who are starting an organization and they are signing big contracts.”
On Billy Gunn joining AEW:
“Billy Gunn is a guy who knows his way around the business very, very well. He is definitely a guy who can help some of the young guys as far as just the small things. I remember, we always talk about a match we had and I forgot a spot and he was always messing about it with me. He can teach the young guys what it means to work in a main event spot, he’s worked with a lot of the best so he’s a good signing.”
On the wrestling world having competition again:
“Like I say, the Khan Family can sustain this thing for a long time, maybe they can kick it off and it can become all elite, no pun. That’s what the business right now is, of course, WWE has done it for a long time and they are going to keep doing what they are doing, but people want see it (AEW). That’s what made it so great back in the day with WWE, WCW, and ECW all running, it was great. My thing is this, WWE isn’t going anywhere, but they can’t sign everybody and there is a lot of guys who need places to work, WWE cannot sustain every wrestler in the world, there’s no way. The wrestlers know what they have to do now, it becomes more than just a job, it’s a competition.”
On Chris Jericho adding legitimacy:
“With Chris Jericho behind this thing, that’s a legitimizer. They have a major player that’s been all over the world and has done it all, as well as Chris Jericho is that teacher, he isn’t going to be that guy that’s just along for the ride, more power to him for taking a shot at it.”
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