Current WWE Name Recalls Attempt To Join AEW

Current WWE Name Recalls Attempt To Join AEW WWE/AEW

WWE name ‘Road Dogg’ Brian James has recalled his attempt to join AEW, noting that he asked to be taken to ‘prom’.

Speaking on his ‘Oh…You Didn’t Know‘ podcast, James discussed AEW’s upcoming All In event, praising the promotion for incredible ticket sales:

“I think they’ve done awesome at Wembley. That’s an incredible amount of tickets sold. It’s just, to me, it’s about business. That’s where I’m at in the business.

“I’m not in the trenches anymore, like fighting for a spot. Now I’m on the other side of the fence and thinking about the business aspect of this. So from that standpoint, what a huge success it is, and kudos to them for doing it.

“I think the timing is right. I’ve said this before, and I say it a lot with this job especially, the three Ts is timing, talent, and the team. I think the time is really good, I’ve said this before.

“It feels like there’s something rumbling, and dare I say, I feels like ‘97, but it feels like the business is either taking off, which it has already, but it’s continuing to do so, and that’s proof of it.

“I also think they’re not the first people to go global. He sold a few tickets there, we have too. I think from a lot of people, the question is, ‘Do you think they’re doing better than… it’s comparable, in a way,’ and I don’t know that it is. But they’re doing really well, and that’s cool.

James currently works as WWE’s Senior Vice President of Live Events. When asked what advice he’d have for a person in a similar role in AEW, James answered, before referencing his previous attempt at joining AEW:

“Again, time, then you gotta have the talent. They got great talent over there, we got great talent here. It’s obvious because they’ve been back and forth to one another.

“I think it’s awesome to have competition. I think they’re doing great. I think their doing great makes us do great, too. I think it’s a good time to be in the business.

“Three Ts, time, talent, and then the team, the leadership team. Look, that’s where I will get a little confrontational and opinionated.

“I think we got a great leadership team in place, and I think the right people are in the right spots to make the right things happen. I don’t know that I could say the same for the others, and yet I have no idea how the other is run.

“I want to be very clear on that. I’ve only heard from individuals. I have no idea, I’ve never experienced it. He wouldn’t have me, I asked. I asked him to take me to prom, and he wouldn’t take me.”

Interestingly, Jeff Jarrett, the previous WWE SVP of Live Events, currently works for AEW.

Jarrett serves both in an in-ring role, and as the company’s Director of Business Development, helping to expand AEW’s live event calendar.

Transcription via Fightful

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