All Elite Wrestling is slowly taking over WWE, thanks in part to the acquisition of numerous talents in recent months. The additions of two absolute stars such as CM Punk and Daniel Bryan (now Bryan Danielson) have given a further push to the WWE, which has relied on the great returns of Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
The Stamford-based company is still struggling with the severe crisis linked to the pandemic, which has brought the professional wrestling industry to its knees. The empty arenas and subsequent crisis left no way out for WWE, which tried to limit the damage with the invention of the ThunderDome.
More than 50 superstars have had to pack their bags in the past year and a half, including the likes of Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt. As part of his now-famous podcast, wrestling legend Jim Cornette has compared AEW matches to those of WWE.
In his view, the quality of the former is clearly superior to the product offered by Vince McMahon at the moment.
Jim Cornette opens up on AEW
“Let’s take the match between Britt Baker and Ruby Soho staged at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam.
It wasn’t as exciting as the one between Bryan Danielson and Kenny Omega, there’s no doubt about it. I also put it behind the CM Punk promo and the good match that saw FTR and Sting as protagonists. Despite all these premises, I have no problem saying that the match between Baker and Soho was clearly superior to most of the women’s matches we have seen in WWE” – revealed Jim Cornette.
Despite having collected several victories after her arrival in All Elite Wrestling, Ruby Soho has not yet managed to fully express her talent. The former WWE superstar will have to do more if she is to rise through the ranks of the women’s division.
With the approach of the ‘Full Gear’ pay-per-view, it is not excluded that Soho may be involved in a very high profile match. As his NJPW contract approached its expiry date, Omega received several offers from different promotions, including WWE and AEW.
Despite the positive negotiations between Omega and Triple H, the former turned down his offer. Omega joined AEW in February 2019. In early 2020, he captured the AEW World Tag Team Championships, alongside Adam Page, after defeating SoCal Uncensored. However, they lost their titles to FTR in November of that same year.