I'm sure this was no doubt discussed before, but I keep thinking what if Vince is somehow helping AEW?
I don't think he owns it, but to me, it's interesting at least that Vince agreed to move NXT to a different day, allowed the “Cody Rhodes” trademark to expire, released so much good talent pretty much at the same time and regarding Punk, I find it interesting he's able to use Cult of Personality and that his t-shirt has pretty much the same design as his t-shirt in WWE did back in 2011.
If you think Vince would have ANY leverage with music licensing whatsoever, I've got a bridge to sell you. He would get laughed out of the office for suggesting that someone else can't give the record company money to use Cult of Personality.
And yes, you're giving him way too much credit.