On the latest episode of his podcast WWE Hall of Famer X-Pac discussed AEW running into booking issues with Pac (fka Neville in WWE). Pac was scheduled to face Hangman Page this Saturday at AEW Double or Nothing, but AEW reportedly ran into creative differences with Pac and Dragon Gate. You can read more by clicking here.
Fightful was sent the following highlights from X-Pac's podcast. You can listen to the entire podcast in the video above.
Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman Comments On The Creative Differences Between AEW and PAC
That’s the potential problem with people not being exclusive. It shouldn’t be an issue. But okay I can understand Dragon Gate going ‘We don’t want you losing on everyone’s streaming service or TV show or pay-per-view, if you’re our champion’ Especially in the past, Japanese promotions have been like that….AEW shouldn’t have to book around some other promotion...I don’t think this is going to be an issue with other people. Here’s the thing about booking a match, when you’re booking a match, when you're booking a pay-per-view or TV match, well mainly a pay-per-view match, even long term, you don’t book the match without having the finish already. You don’t go like ‘Okay, this sounds like a great match on paper, lets book it’ and then throw it out there and not have already decided okay well ‘who’s going over?’ and ‘are both parties down for that’ and getting that all out of the way. That’s how it works when it’s done right.