With AEW and WWE announcing live, weekly television shows on Wednesdays, talks of a war between the two entities have only strengthened, but Dustin Rhodes doesn't see it that way.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated ahead of AEW's "All Out" pay-per-view, Rhodes spoke about the notion that AEW has gone to war with WWE. Although he recognizes that there will be talk over which company has better television ratings moving forward, he doesn't think of AEW being the one in competition with WWE and is only focused on helping the company put the best product out there.
“It’s all about us putting on a damn good product and giving another option. I don’t consider us going to war with anybody. I know there will be talk about the ratings, but the focus should be on putting out the best talent we can put out on TNT. It’s going to be a lot of fun and, if you’re not coming along for the ride, I feel for you," Rhodes said.
Rhodes might not be competing at "All Out" but his brother Cody will when he takes on Shawn Spears, a matchup he said he will pay a lot of attention to.
“I’ll be watching this one from afar, and I’ll be looking to see if Shawn Spears can make a statement in this match. Shawn Spears is going to find out in the ring that my brother Cody is a tough little son of a b----. He’s proven himself since Legacy, and I’ve watched his career blossom and grow beyond anything I ever hoped for my brother,” Rhodes said.
AEW's weekly television show will start airing on TNT on Wednesday, October 2 with a live show in Washington D.C. while WWE recently announced that NXT will be going live starting September 18 on the USA Network.
Fightful will have live coverage of "All Out," taking place at the Sears Centre Arena on August 31. The full interview can be read at this link.