Kevin Smith found himself in the middle of a beef between two pro wrestling leagues.
This week, the director and Silent Bob actor was on “The Rich Eisen Show” where he talked about being in the audience for the debut of All-Elite Wresting Dynamite.
“I went to the world debut of AEW on TNT. And I’d never been to a match before,” he said. “Certainly not one of that size. And it was dazzling. I had a really great time. Just dazzling, like that audience, the energy? They’re part of it. Everyone’s involved in a performance, and the audience is part of that performance, more so than any other sporting event I’ve ever been to in my life, where people spectate. They are engaged with wrestling. Like, it doesn’t happen without them. They are the other character. Pretty fascinating, man.”
Unfortunately, Smith’s AEW appearance with his “Jay and Silent Bob” reboot co-star Jason Mewes didn’t sit well with the WWE.
“We were supposed to go do WWE, me and Jay, the very next day — Smackdown,” he explained. “And then the morning after, because we were on the AEW show, trended, like there was a lot of coverage and stuff. And so the next morning we were told that WWE was like, ‘You can’t come on anymore,’ and they cancelled us. They kicked me and Jay off the show.”