WWE and AEW have taken some veiled shots at each other since Dynamite debuted last fall and NXT hit the airwaves on USA Network about one month earlier. However, the companies seem to be taking their shots up a notch in recent weeks.
There have been one ongoing news story that intertwined both companies together. Renee Young, a WWE interviewer and wife of AEW Champion Jon Moxley, revealed last week that she tested positive for COVID-19. Moxley’s main-event title defense against Brian Cage scheduled for next week’s Dynamite episode has been postponed due to Moxley living with someone who is COVID-19 positive. AEW, clearly not thrilled that they lost a main-event match, rescheduled the title defense to the following week’s episode and it’s now scheduled for July 15, which will be more than three weeks after Young first tested positive (and as of this article, Moxley has tested negative at least twice).
Tazz, a former WWE announcer who is now commentating and managing Cage in AEW, took a shot at WWE during this past Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite.
“If you decide to get your ass here to work next week, you would get tested again here in AEW, because Jon, as you know, we don’t run a sloppy shop,” he said.