Lol, what? If Cole were free he would probably be an EVP in the company.Vince should probably be involved.
Somebody has to tell NXT creative Adam Cole will get your product slaughtered against AEW.
Vince doesn’t need to be involved. This is happening because the WWE have caused dissent in their fan-base. To Vince’s ego, he is really responsible for AEW happening. There’s no way a promotion starts up around Cody, the Bucks and Omega without fandom being tested.
Vince’s ego needs to see this as his boutique brand that he doesn’t book. This is where he delegates and can still take the overarching credit.
This also proves to stakeholders that Triple H can run his own weekly show, meaning he can step further back when the XFL starts up. It also gives Raw and SmackDown talent a place to work and refresh themselves.
This could be great for so many aspects of his business if he doesn’t run it like the bigger two shows.
And the perception of AEW if it can’t beat WWE’s “developmental” brand is going to take a MAJOR hit.I don't see this talked about as it's very easy to think everything WWE does is bad or evil if you read to much on here, but what a genius move by WWE. Placing NXT vs AEW has made it WWE's third brand vs AEW rather than WWE vs AEW. From WWE's point of view, even if AEW beat NXT, while they will be furious behind the scenes, they can spin it that it's only their third brand and Smackdown and Raw are above them both.