WWE became the most powerful wrestling promotion from the 1980s to the mid-1990s. Since 1995, WCW has been the No. 1 promotion in the United States for 83 weeks. However, Vince McMahon purchased WCW in 2001.
Later, TNA was established to give competition to McMahon’s company. In 2019, AEW launched to give pro wrestling fans an alternative product.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Adam Copeland talked about the monopoly in pro wrestling.
“Any time there is more than one place to ply your trade, that’s good for everyone who is part of that trade. A monopoly is never a good idea. That goes for me as a consumer, too. As a consumer, I want more choices. That doesn’t mean you have to choose one over the other. You can choose them all.”
The Rated R Superstar revealed how he found out about different wrestling companies.
“I remember growing up and dying to be able to get my hands on NWA tapes. It didn’t air where I lived, where there was WWF. I found International Wrestling from Montreal. I found All-Star Wrestling from Vancouver. I found all these other shows, and I loved that…
That’s why AEW is great. It’s so cool to see different wrestling. This is really special, and I’m having a blast being here.”
Last October, Adam Copeland made his All Elite Wrestling debut at WrestleDream. Copeland is currently involved in a storyline with Christian Cage.