WWE Co-President George Barrios appeared at the 47th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference in Boston. During his “chat”, he was asked whether or not he considered AEW to be competition. His answer was not as dismissive as one would have expected:
The best comment I’ve ever heard was from Reed Hastings who said, ‘Sleep is competition.’ He nailed it. You are competing for people’s time. So, whether it’s Fortnite, the NBA, Kung Fu novels – we are fighting for people’s time.
So, everyone is a competitor at everything. So yeah, AEW has announced and welcome to the game.