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The difference between AEW "stealing" WWE talent and TNA "stealing" WWE talent
I've seen this argument before.. WWE talent went to TNA as a vacation and easy money, not as an alternative, and not even to actually better the company or contribute. It was Ted Turner money on a smaller scale.. Arrive, collect paycheck, leave.
AEW on the other hand.. WWE talent signing with AEW are trying to literally free themselves of the WWE shackles and just be wrestlers again. Find their passion again why they are professional wrestlers. Contributing to the company, entertaining the fans and giving them their moneys worth and god forbid living up to expectations. They haven't have "that itch" scratched in quite a long time.
Jericho: Could have easily collected WWE paychecks the rest of his career working easy matches, arrive, do a overly scripted match, leave, collect paycheck.. Yet.. He left, reinvented himself AGAIN, refurbished his legacy outside the WWE cloud and is now leading the way for AEW
Moxley: Again.. He walked away from a being set for life doing paint by numbers matches and never being anything other than high level enhancement talent. Walked away.. Re-invented his former self and is with AEW. Moxley didn't come off as "WHAT"S HE DOING HERE".. He came off as AEW talent. Not former WWE talent..Just-THAT-quickly with ONE appearance...
Cody: Need I say more?
Bret Hart who not only a short time ago was in a WWE ring as a cheap prop for ratings. Shows up at AEW
DDP again.. WWE cheap prop material making an appearance.
Dustin: Seemed to find his 1990's self all for another promotion and to contribute to hopeful second boom period of professional wrestling.
This isn't TNA trying to buy WWE fans. This is AEW talent passionately wanting those lost fans who have been tuning out year after year after year to give them a shot, not because they may have some WWE talent on roster.. But because they are not only listening to the lost fans, they are producing results..
Last edited by Therapy; 05-26-2019 at 10:19 PM.