Booker T Says AEW Has Followed WWE Blueprint

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Booker T has given his thoughts on the latest developments in AEW.

On February 28th it was reported that AEW was looking to expand its pay-per-view schedule with a new show coming in April. Funnily enough, fans wouldn’t have to wait long for official confirmation, as it was announced during Revolution that AEW Dynasty would take place on April 21st in St. Louis, Missouri.

Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast ahead of Revolution, Booker T discussed AEW’s growing schedule, commenting that it’s driven by a desire to create more revenue.

“I think they’re saying that, ‘ Guys, we need to create more revenue. We need to sell more merch. We need to get more interest in this product.’ So moving that number up seems like that’s business-related to me.”

The WWE Hall of Famer surmised that the promotion has seen that WWE has shown just how lucrative a busier schedule can be, so Tony Khan has decided to follow suit.

“That’s the route they have to go now. So, they’re gonna have to do pay-per-views.”

Booker T Pays Tribute To Sting

At AEW Revolution, the wrestling world said goodbye to Sting who brought down the curtain on his 39-year career. On the show, The Icon was given an incredibly emotional entrance and even shared the ring with his sons, before rolling back to the years with a series of impressive stunts.

When all was said and done it was Sting and Darby Allin who defeated The Young Bucks, ensuring the veteran left AEW with an undefeated record.

Posting on social media, Booker wrote “Thank you, Sting. What a ride, what a run.” The comments came after the star said he would be open to attending Sting’s final match if invited.

Booker T and Sting worked together in WCW in the 1990s before linking up once again in TNA Wrestling.