3. Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy recently made his debut on AEW after deciding to not re-sign with WWE. Although expected, his early debut was a surprise to many as it happened on the same night as Brodie Lee (FKA Luke Harper). Shortly thereafter, Hardy starred on an episode of Talk is Jericho.
“I want to be creative and I want to have fun. In WWE, a lot of times, they suck the fun out of it because it’s become such a business and you become a cog in the machine.”
Matt then went on to express that he would have stayed in WWE if Vince McMahon wasn’t in charge and if they offered more creative freedom with their wrestlers. He said wrestlers’ ideas would be turned down by Vince McMahon if he didn’t like them, and that WWE has been hoarding talent so other promotions could not create stars.
2. Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho’s podcast, Talk is Jericho, is notorious for being a medium through which wrestlers express their experiences, secrets, and frustrations of the wrestling industry. Through his podcast and other various interviews, Jericho has never been shy about sharing his opinions on WWE’s environment and process. Speaking with The Miami Herald, Jericho stated:
“The whole creative vibe in AEW is so much different from the WWE. There’s not a team of writers who are following you along and are giving you your promo and say ‘read this, it’s approved by whoever.’ I like that there’s no approval. I have to approve it myself and do it myself. It’s a little bit scary live without a net, but it really shows whose got the chops. You have to get over on your own, the way wrestling always was up until 10-15 years ago when writers became a real part of the game.”
Since debuting in AEW, Jericho has interviewed the likes of Jon Moxley and Matt Hardy, in which he discusses the lack of creative freedom in WWE which is ultimately why so many wrestlers are leaving the promotion.
1. Jon Moxley
Jon Moxley’s move to AEW led to one of the most infamous episodes of Talk is Jericho, Chris Jericho’s podcast.
During his episode of the podcast, Moxley spilled all the experiences he had in WWE. He blatantly explained how Vince McMahon’s creative process is killing the company. When creative changed his return date on him and the booking flattened his return to the ring, he ultimately decided to not re-sign with WWE.
In regards to WWE’s creative process, the main thought Moxley had to share was “The creative process sucks. Change it.”
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