WarnerMedia Reaction To WWE Statement On ‘Gory’ AEW Matches

1 year ago by Andy Datson

WarnerMedia Reaction To WWE Statement On ‘Gory’ AEW Matches

On the New Year’s Smash edition of AEW Rampage, Tay Conti and Anna Jay defeated Penelope Ford and The Bunny in a Street Fight which saw a lot of blood spilled.

In the aftermath of the match, WWE released a statement to the Toronto Sun newspaper, which described the match as “gory self-mutilation”.

The full statement read:

“If you look at the gory self-mutilation that bloodied several women in the December 31 event on TNT, it quickly becomes clear that these are very different businesses.

“We had an edgier product in the ‘Attitude’ era and in a 2022 world, we don’t believe that type of dangerous and brutal display is appealing to network partners, sponsors, venues, children, or the general public as a whole.”

According to Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WarnerMedia was not at all happy with the comments made by WWE. He wrote:

Sources noted that WarnerMedia was upset about the WWE quote, taking it as an attempt at a personal attack against the company in an attempt to hurt their ad sales.

Either way, it’s just further proof that no matter what anyone says, the war between AEW and WWE continues to rage, and no amount of “we don’t see them as competition” quotes is going to change that.

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