All Elite Wrestling (AEW), founded on November 5, 2018, by Tony Khan (along with wrestlers Cody Rhodes, Matt and Nick Jackson and Kenny Omega), has quickly established itself as a pivotal company in the sports entertainment business.
The WWE crisis, exacerbated by the effects of the global pandemic, has allowed AEW to nurture a core of young talents, to which top-tier veterans have been added over time. Just think of the grafts of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan in recent weeks, another hard blow for the Stamford-based federation.
The events of AEW seem to capture the attention of younger fans, now tired of a WWE product that is always the same. Speaking on the podcast about him, legendary Jim Cornette said he is confident that AEW will consistently defeat Monday Night Raw in the rating war.
Cornette is known for being outspoken to him and has never been hiding when it came to expressing strong opinions.
Jim Cornette talks about AEW
“I have a vague suspicion that - if AEW were to succeed in signing Ric Flair and Bray Wyatt as well - in addition to the previous grafts of Bryan Danielson, CM Punk and Adam Cole, then RAW would no longer stand a chance.
I have a lot of faith in AEW as I look to the next few years. WWE is rapidly self-destructing and is no longer the ideal destination for any superstar. I don't know if you realized this, but several former WWE athletes become conquering heroes the moment they show up in AEW.
They finally manage to fully express their talent, it is as if it were a liberation for most of them” - explained Jim Cornette. Jim then commented on Adam Cole's ring debut: “I think everyone did a great job.
The audience was thrilled with the show and I understand why. Cole made a big voice, but without detracting from Kazarian's abilities. He also behaved very well. The challenge was athletic, intense and had a logical narrative.
You couldn't ask for more." Jeff Hardy remains in WWE and has recently become an h*t topic of conversation since the former WWE Champion was seen chasing the 24/7 Championship this past week on RAW. Hardy was recently pushed as part of a feud with Karrion Kross, but that has now come to an end and The Charismatic Enigma has been relegated to chasing Reggie for the 24/7 title.
His brother Matt, on the other hand, has become one of AEW's biggest stars and appears to have much more creative freedom since his surprise move to Tony Khan's company in 2020.