WWE Hall of Famer surprisingly defends AEW from criticism. The promotion was recently called out to be missing stuff while NXT was more polished in comparison.
AEW vs NXT may not be at the level of WCW vs WWE but it is the closest we have to the Monday Night Wars today. Since the creation of the Tony Khan led promotion, fans have chosen sides and gone to war with the other. It seems that wrestling legends are not above doing the same.
WWE Hall of Famer, Bully Ray, FKA Bubba Ray Dudley, criticized AEW for being very Indie like. He claimed that NXT was a much better product then what aired on TNT.
“A lot of times you watch AEW and guys and gals are missing stuff,” he said on his podcast. “It can get indie-rific (sic) at times and the NXT product is a lot more polished and the work rate is extremely tight.”
Fellow WWE Hall of Famer Booker T seems to agree with Bully Ray. However, despite being on WWE’s payroll, he did not shy from defending the promotion. He claimed that it was important to have variety in professional wrestling and that is what AEW is doing at the moment.
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T surprisingly defends AEW from criticism
”Wrestling is not MMA, it’s not boxing,” Booker T said on his Hall of Fame podcast. “Professional wrestling has always been entertainment based.
“One thing you can rest assured on with AEW is not every match is going to look the same because those guys are a fluctuation of Indy guys and more experienced guys like [Jon] Moxley going to look totally different than some of the other guys.
“Wrestling is what I always say, to be able to do the same thing everyone else is doing a little different.”
Booker T has never refrained from speaking his mind. This has got him in trouble sometimes. On this occasion however, he seems to have hit the mark. Regardless of which promotion you prefer, it is hard not to agree with the WWE legend. After all, competition breeds quality and as long as the WWE have their tales chased, they will do their best to ensure that they remain ahead while they still are.
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