AEW Executive Vice Presidents the Young Bucks recently did an interview with Chris Van Vliet, during which they discussed how WWE feels towards the promotion:
Nick: They hate us, I think.
Matt: Why wouldn’t they? We’re disrupting everything.
Nick: New Japan hates us too.
Matt: I think everybody looks at AEW as competition because we’re this new thing. People are afraid of the unknown. They’re like ‘who are these guys’ and every day you see a new headline about something we’re doing. It’s intimidating. People are fearful of change, I get it.
Nick: We’re gonna stay that way. We’re gonna be the alternative and we really do mean it. We want to be different from every other company that you see. I feel like the first 2 shows that we’ve done, we’ve given a different type of shoe every time we’ve done it.
This is interesting given the fact AEW allows some of its wrestlers – notably Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley – to work with New Japan.
There have also been rumors doing the rounds that AEW blocked Jon Moxley from appearing at the New Japan G1 show in Dallas last weekend. Moxley has since said that wasn’t the case and he was never booked to begin with.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.
You can watch the full interview below: