That breaks some rule. It’s an interesting time in wrestling as while WWE is the undisputed king, AEW is around as well, meaning that there is a hot new promotion out there, even though it hasn’t actually had a show yet. With Double Or Nothing coming up in May, AEW needs to keep its name out there for the next few months. One such way is through merchandise, and that’s becoming an issue for WWE.
This isn’t likely going to go well. Check out WWE’s reaction to an AEW shirt:
In a new video posted to Twitter, a security guard at Chase Field is shown telling a fan wearing an AEW shirt to change into another shirt, seemingly provided by WWE. This comes only a few weeks after AEW announced its first event, schedule to take place in May under the name Double Or Nothing. The Young Bucks have since responded to the incident on Twitter:
Opinion: This comes off as rather petty of WWE. Is showing one shirt going to change everyone over to AEW instead of WWE, partially because there’s nothing to watch from AEW so far. The fan already paid WWE likely hundreds of dollars for the good seat. Is it really worth the negative connotations to make the fan change shirts like that? It seems excessive, and I don’t know if it makes a lot of sense.
What do you think of the situation? Did WWE go too far? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 1997 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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