AEW has managed to get a lot of people talking over the last few months, and in October All Elite Wrestling’s weekly TV show is set to premiere on TNT.

Vince McMahon recently talked about AEW possibly becoming competition for WWE during the Second Quarter Earnings Report Conference Call, and McMahon specifically mentioned “blood and guts” as something he doesn’t think TNT would put up with.

“As far as competition is concerned, the old adage is ‘competition is good for everyone,’ I think that’s generally the case. We’re hoping that, to the extent that they are competition, they don’t continue with blood and guts and gory things that they have been doing, which would be bad. I can’t imagine, I can’t speak for TNT, but I can’t imagine they would put up with that.”

The stars of All Elite Wrestling have been hyping up the big premiere and in a new video Cody addressed Vince McMahon’s comments.

“Recently there were some very public comments made about us, where we were referred to as ‘blood and guts.’ Blood and guts. And it was said with such a braggart candor that you would think the person saying it felt that they’re bulletproof. But I wonder before they said it if they tasted their own words before they spit them out, because the entirety of our business is built on blood and guts. Every man or woman who ever stepped foot in the ring, regardless of race, color, creed, political affiliation, sexual identity, felt blood and guts and passion, because if we don’t care, they don’t care. So if you say we are blood and guts, I say you bet your ass we’re blood and guts.”

The first episode of AEW on TNT will air live from 8 to 10 PM EST from the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. Will you be watching? Sound off in the comments below.

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