Former WWE star Ariya Daivari has recently revealed how often people backstage in WWE talked about AEW.
During a conversation with Wrestling Inc Daily regarding his WWE release, Daivari gave his thoughts on All Elite Wrestling (AEW), and revealed some information on how often AEW was talked about backstage in WWE.
“To me, AEW is doing pro wrestling, and that’s what the fans love. That’s what I love. That’s why I’ve really been liking it. They’ve been doing pro wrestling very, very well. (It was talked about in WWE) tons. Everybody was talking about it, and it’s not necessarily just because it’s AEW, but I feel like people who really care about the job, they usually keep up with everything that’s going on.
Daivari was later asked if people in WWE pitched ideas based on what was happening in AEW, to which Daivari responded:
“I don’t think I would have ever went to Triple H or a writer and been like, ‘Hey, I saw this on AEW. Can we do this here?’ That’s usually more chatter amongst the boys. When it came to the office, I usually didn’t mention AEW. After I got released, I sent out a tweet saying, ‘Dante and Darius, those two kids from Top Flight on AEW are doing really well.’ They’re good friends of mine.”
Ariya Daivari was released from WWE back in June of this year after five years with the company.