So something that's been going on in the usual trash-talking of these companies if a lot of big-time WWE stans saying shit like, "AEW won't even get 1.0 in ratings." or 'They'll never compete with WWE." or whatever bollocks both constructive and non-constructive critique it's all whatever.
However looking at it from a wrestling fan's perspective here, I could argue that AEW succeeding would be what's best for business for WWE.
Now, I'm not saying it's guaranteed Vince is going to do another Attitude era style shake-up or anything of that sort. In fact, I highly doubt he would ever even consider such a thing with the amount of reliance he has on advertisers and now the Saudis who are hyper conservative individuals. So expecting something like, "WWE is going to go TV-14" yeah...no, sorry, that ain't happening anytime soon.
In fact, the likely outcome out here is that we could see both WWE and AEW co-exist with each other for a very long time, bot thriving in their own way. And this is great news for wrestling fans.
What was truly the best thing about the Monday Night Wars?
People are going to say, "Stone Cold, the Rock, Goldberg, Hogan, etc." but in reality the greatest thing from that era is being able to turn the channel to another network and see an entirely different take on the wrestling business that was just as dope as the other one. When one promotion was down, the other was doing something worth watching so fuck yeah let's see what's on Nitro tonight!
We haven't had something like this for about 20 years now. Not necessarily two programs airing side-by-side that are worth flipping back and forth from, but the fact that there's going to be two programs on national television on two channels that EVERYONE with cable has...that's a huge oh shit moment. Impact already had their chance at this and they fucking blew it with their shitty programming.
So if AEW let's say gets a 3.0, do you guys honestly believe fans won't tune into RAW the next Monday or Smackdown on Friday to find out if WWE has a response? If anything WWE's ratings will be higher, and their shitty booking practices builds sympathy for the entire WWE roster and putting more eyes on the performers and their future than ever before. The concept of a WWE guy showing up to AEw will be a hot topic EVERY TIME it happens, but if it's vice versa...yeah that guy is fucked.
TL;DR: Worst case scenario - Vince is forced to make changes after getting beat by his own game. Best case scenario - AEW will drum up enough interest in wrestling as a medium to make people want to watch WWE again to see what Jon Moxley meant when he said WWE creative sucks on AEW TV. Both are good results for WWE stans.