Seth Rollins on Competition from AEW — “We’re Going to Knock Them Dead” Like Everybody Else

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Seth Rollins says he welcomes AEW entering “the big leagues,” but the Universal champ made it clear in a new interview that he believes WWE will “knock them dead.”

Rollins took part in a conference call with the media on Monday to promote SummerSlam.

According to Post Wrestling, this is what he said when asked about Jon Moxley joining AEW:

“I was surprised by it for sure. I knew Ambrose needed some time away from WWE but the thing is, he just loves wrestling, he loves the industry, he just wanted some freedom and do his own thing and that happens, you know? And that happens for everybody and I understand his position and why he wanted to go over there and that’s on him. But, now he’s competition, now he’s the one trying to take dinner off my table so good on him but we’re going to do our best to continue to be the best here at WWE and those guys want to step up to the big leagues to give it a shot? Then by all means, but we’re going to knock them dead just like we do everybody else.”

Still no word at this time on the exact date AEW will premiere on TNT (though October 2 was teased on Being the Elite). The company did, however, begin promoting a new AEW on TNT account this morning via social media and it seems like an announcement on this could happen soon.