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AEW Name Can't Fathom WWE Working Realtionship

Amid both companies working with other promotions, AEW commentator Jim Ross says he “can’t fathom” a WWE working relationship.

Fans have been buzzing about the way WWE has been working with TNA Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH and Marigold recently.

The TNA partnership, in particular, has seen TNA Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace, Frankie Kazarian and Joe Hendry competing on NXT programming. Also, NXT star Tatum Paxley challenged Grace for the Knockouts World Championship at TNA Against All Odds.

Also, IYO SKY is set to go one-on-one with Utami Hayashishita in Marigold, while AJ Styles will face Naomichi Marufuji in Pro Wrestling NOAH this July.

Speaking on the Grilling JR podcast, WWE Hall of Famer and AEW commentator Jim Ross was asked whether he could see a scenario where WWE and AEW could potentially work together. He answered:

“It’s hard to see it, but nothing’s impossible apparently. But it’s something I can’t fathom right now. I can’t fathom it right now.”

“I think WWE will take in boarders and renters for their space, but to keep them permanently might be a stretch. But I think it’s a good idea.”

“The wrestling fans, I’ve said this before, they like new, they like change, they like surprises, and there’s not too many great talents that are working.”

“You gotta, wherever you can find them, and who’s not willing to come to WWE or AEW?”

“Because the work is steady and the pay is good, and they know they’re getting paid. I don’t see extended partnerships.”

On wanting to be wrong because what it could mean for wrestling overall, JR said:

“I hope I’m wrong because I think it’s good for wrestling, when you get new talent in and they get an opportunity, they’re motivated, they’re skilled. It’s good stuff.”

“So I’m enjoying the current climate of pro wrestling. I like the fact these guys are getting a shot to become stars, bigger stars, and develop their game, and give them hope that there’s bigger money down the road if they deliver. At least I hope so.”

“I want these guys to get every opportunity they can to become stars, and when you become a star, you get the opportunity to work more and more earn more money. At the end of the day, quite frankly, that’s the bottom line, earning money,”

While WWE has been more open to working with other companies recently, AEW has been working with other promotions since the company’s inception.

All Elite Wrestling will team up with NJPW for the upcoming Forbidden Door pay-per-view on Sunday, June 30. 

Photo credit WWE & AEW

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