Vince Russo talked about his concerns with AEW and NXT on the latest edition of Talk is Jericho.
Specifically, he thinks having a focus on wrestling matches instead of storylines is an issue. Here is what he had to say:
“Wrestling is all about the spectacle, you’ve got to make, if television viewers are clicking through the channels, bro, you gotta give them something to make them stop. If they stop for a second and you engage them, now you have the opportunity to grab them. Bro, if both shows, NXT and AEW, are match after match after match after match, why am I choosing from one between the other? And bro, guess what, if I’m not a wrestling fan, I’m not watching either one of them. But if I’m a television viewer and I’m watching TV, and all of a sudden there is a spectacle, I’m stopping on that spectacle. That’s what all that shit was, Chris, it’s gimmicks, it’s getting people to stop and ask the question, what the hell is going on here?”
H/T to 411 Mania for the transcription