Bully Ray has given his take about the latest move in the Wednesday night wars between WWE and AEW.
WWE officially announced that NXT will be airing on the USA Network starting Wednesday, September 18th. This means starting in October, NXT will go head-to-head with AEW on TNT.
Ray talked about this competition on the latest episode of Busted Open Radio where he noted that it was a smart business move to counter AEW by WWE. He also thinks NXT competing with AEW is not a personal vendetta but rather a smart business decision by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
“This has nothing to do with a personal vendetta, this has to do with business. You cannot just allow a wrestling universe. Whether it’s your wrestling universe or every other person in the wrestling universe, to just watch a brand new product unopposed. It’s ignorant, it’s foolish, it’s dumb business. Everything that WWE is doing right now to counter AEW is not personal at all.”
Ray would later add, “The business end of this is not personal. Trust me when I tell you this, Vince doesn’t look at things personally because if Vince looked at things personally, Eric Bischoff and Paul Heyman would not be his two right-hand men right now.”
You can listen to the entire clip by clicking on the player below (quotes at 1:04):
What does "The Godfather" have to do with the impending "Wednesday Night War" between #AEW & #NXT ?@bullyray5150 explains why no matter how many personal shots are taken on either side, this is about business for the #WWE and Vince McMahon. pic.twitter.com/kJ55mUzcSG
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