Kevin Smith said in an interview with Wrestling Inc that his publicist warned him about WWE prior to his appearance on AEW Dynamite with Jason Mewes last October to promote a film.
Smith later claimed has was uninvited to the debut of Smackdown on FOX due to his appearance on Dynamite. Here is what he had to say:
“Chris [Jericho] was like, ‘Hey man, we’re doing an opening match for AEW. I’m in the flick. Will you guys come?’ I thought absolutely as it was in Washington DC and we were in New York that day so we just hopped a train,” said Smith. “But when we said ‘yes,’ WWE was also asking if we wanted to go promote Jay and Silent Bob reboot there [on SmackDown’s FOX debut]. The publicist said if you’re gonna do a wrestling show, do WWE. But Chris is our boy and I’ve got no real ties to WWE while I have a direct tie to AEW. Then the publicist said if you choose AEW then WWE is probably gonna take their offer back. I was like, ‘I get it. So be it.’ We said we’re doing AEW and then the word came back, ‘WWE is fine with that. You can do them as well.’ So, I was like we’re doing both.”