Anonymous asked in SportsWrestling · 2 months ago

Why do fans criticize companies for signing former WWE talent when WWE has done the same?

No one batted an eye when WWE signed AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Kevin Owens, or Daniel Bryan. 

No one seems to mention how Steve Austin, Eddie Guerrero, Y2J, and Chris Benoit, were WCW rejects. 

Yet whenever Impact, ROH, or AEW, signs a former WWE talent they get criticism. Why the double standard? 


It’s either all okay or none of it is. 

Update 2:

Typical Dave Hytmen. WWE fanboy. 

Kevin Owens worked his way at the top? Kevin Owens debuted by attacking the new NXT champion, Sami Zayn. 

Chris Jericho debuted by interrupting The Rock’s promo. 

The Radicalz were a group of former WCW wrestlers who were made to seem like a big deal. 

Not long after debuting Nakamura won the NXT championship. 

Update 3:

Funny how you mention Y2J winning the AEW championship instead of a “home grown” talent. Didn’t WWE put the title on a 53 year old former WCW star? 

Update 4:

You’re the biggest WWE bootlicker, Dave. 

2 Answers

  • David
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Imitation is the biggest form of flattery.

  • Adam
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It's when they sign them and instantly promote them over home grown talent. Everyone you mentioned WWE signing worked their way up and established themselves in the company before becoming main event. Impact often sign ex wwe guys and put them main event in a rip off version of their WWE persona without building them in the promotion first

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