In the latest edition of Hall of Fame PodcastA fan asked Booker T about the possibility of WWE buying AEW one day. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer stated that he is not supporting other companies to fail; Instead, you want promotions to provide jobs for talent.
Booker T doesn’t completely rule out the idea that WWE could AEW, just as they did WCW back in the day. But the former world heavyweight champion mentioned how WCW had to wait 12 years for Vince McMahon to buy the company.
Booker went on to mention that the Monday Night Wars were a long battle and there were heavy casualties in the war. He pointed out how some superstars never got back to wrestling in business from a major perspective after WCW closed.
“Hey, never say never, I’m not saying that can or won’t happen, but I’m not going to say it’s going to happen,” said Booker T. “You may be waiting a long time. The WCW guys have been waiting 12 years. for Vince McMahon to buy WCW. He eventually did, but it was a long battle, a long war, a lot of bodies and war casualties. When he bought it, there were even more casualties, the guys never got back into fighting in the business from a perspective to the big thing after the WCW doors closed. “
Some of WWE’s top stars recently took to AEW
Several WWE Superstars, including Ruby Soho, Adam Cole, and Bryan Danielson, formerly known as Daniel Bryan, recently jumped from WWE to AEW. All three stars appeared for AEW the same night, when they debuted on All Out’s pay-per-view.
Similarly, former WWE Superstar CM Punk also made his in-ring debut at All Out after returning to professional wrestling for the first time in seven years. All four stars are set to compete in the two-night Grand Slam event next week.
There is always the possibility that Superstars from the current roster could come to AEW once their current contracts with WWE expire. As for the possibility of WWE buying AEW, only time will tell, although it seems pretty unlikely at this point.
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