All Elite Wrestling recently had a panel at the New York Comic Con. During the panel Jon Moxley talked about WWE’s demanding schedule and how talent is looking at jumping shit for a reduced schedule.
“I think everybody is going to start doing better right now. We’re seeing wrestlers get more money from WWE because they’re trying to lock everybody down, which is great. It should have been like that all along!”
“I think [WWE is] gonna start reducing their schedule, too. Which is good because their schedule is stupid. It makes no sense. So, I think you’re going to see a better quality of life for guys in the competition, so to speak, just because of the existence of AEW. There are guys in Japan that I know who are getting raises, that are under contract, don’t even want to come here, but just as a sign of good faith for literally the entire industry all over the world benefiting from the fact that now there’s a viable alternative. Once we hit ten o’clock and we got two hours in the can the other night and we’re like, ‘We did it! High five!’ Now we got the ratings out, there is a viable alternative. This is real, this actually happened.”
Moxley thinks WWE will change its "stupid" schedule, and is happy to hear that wrestlers are finally getting paid more [from the AEW NYCC Press roundtables] pic.twitter.com/fNXcYsdl3K
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