During the interview, Reigns was asked what he thinks about AEW as a competitor for WWE. Here is what he had to say:
“I’ll just say this. It’s all so new and it was what it was with Ambrose leaving and popping up over there… Competition? No, there’s no competition. WWE, we know exactly what we’re doing. We have the best talent in the world. There’s no comparing, I say that with firm confidence, all the way from the top to the very bottom. .. We are world class all the way through.”
“Is it another option? Sure. Another option and another place to get a cheque. I’m never against optimism but I think you have foolish thoughts if you really think there’s a comparison or actual competition. Just an option, which isn’t a bad thing.”
Since the launch of AEW, the belief is that it will bring an alternative to what WWE is presenting to their fanbase. WWE has responded to AEW’s launch by signing talent to longer deals with more money while some stars depart from the company due to them being unhappy.