“We’re Open for Business”- Triple H Fuels Fire Amidst WWE-AEW Collaboration Rumors

Published 04/04/2021, 11:34 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


A lot of fans had their eyes wide open as former AEW Champion Chris Jericho was revealed as the next guest on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions earlier this week. The gravity of this is that it represents the first collaboration between WWE and AEW, intended or not. 

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Chris Jericho also fueled the fire later by mentioning that this appearance had kicked open the forbidden door between the two rival companies, and fans now believe a collaboration is in the works. 

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Triple H (Paul Levesque) built that bridge from his end as well, when he gave fans more hope for this major crossover collaboration. In his recent media call with Wrestle Zone, the WWE COO revealed that the company, including Chairman Vince McMahon, was open for business.

“We’re open for business. We’ve said it a million times on things. Vince (McMahon) has been very adamant about that. We’re open for business, whatever is best for business for WWE. Whoever that is,” stated Triple H.

The AEW Collaboration could help WWE in numerous ways

Vince McMahon’s irresponsive nature to collaborations with other promotions is well known, and WWE has almost never mixed its business that way. However, a collaboration with AEW would be profitable from a business standpoint and would benefit both companies. 

Tony Khan has built a good roster in his promotion and has managed to solidify the main roster with big names like Kenny Omega, Jon Moxley, Cody Rhodes, Orange Cassidy, Darby Alin, Hikaru Shida, Thunder Rosa, Sting, and most recently, Christian Cage. 

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Fans would love to see these stars clash with WWE’s top names. AEW has already kicked open the forbidden door through its collaboration with NJPW and has sent its Champion Kenny Omega to Impact as well.

Omega has expressed his interest in working with WWE somewhere down the road, and the ball really is in Vince McMahon’s court right now. If he does agree to the collaboration, it would be historic. 

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Triple H has confirmed WWE’s openness to this idea, and with Chris Jericho’s appearance, we can only hope that a lot more surprises are in order. The Forbidden Door stands tattered, and a final kick by WWE would open the Wrestling world to an array of possibilities. 

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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