Tony Khan Expresses Interest In Released WWE Superstars, NFL Star Stefon Diggs Wears AEW Cleats
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AEW President Tony Khan admitted he is interested in some of the superstars that were released by WWE over the past week.
Speaking with Wade Keller of PWTorch, Khan said, “Every time they cut 20 people, let’s just say, it’s terrible because every time someone loses a job, it’s affecting them and the people around them. Some of these people might have wanted to leave, but in general, most probably did not. It’s terrible when anyone loses their work and I feel for them. Each and everyone counts. I’m going to take a ballpark number, and I’m not trying to make light of everything, but everyone counts and this probably not the exact amount, but every time they let, lets say in the ballpark of 20 people go, I think there have been in general one, two or three people in there that I am interested in and snatch up.”
Continuing on, Khan said he is able to make his company even better by snatching up a few superstars from WWE each time they cut guys. Khan said “I find a few people and the company gets a little stronger and stronger. I do see a few in this wave. I don’t want to say who or when I would be interested in them, but there are a few interesting people they let go and same goes with the last wave and the wave before that and before that. Each wave, there are a few interesting ones and this was no exception.”
Some of the notable names released last week include Keith Lee, Karrion Kross, Nia Jax, Mia Yim, and Franky Monet.
Speaking of AEW, NFL player for the Buffalo Bills, Stefon Diggs, rocked AEW cleats for their game against Jacksonville today. Diggs troll job was acknowledged in a tweet by AEW which you can see below.
Before taking on @AEW GM TonyKhan's #Jacksonville @Jaguars, the @BuffaloBills @stefondiggs has arrived for pregame warmups with an interesting choice of cleats. #AEW #DUUUVAL https://t.co/1v8kQ3ZLZv
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 7, 2021
Thanks to Fightful for providing transcriptions of Khan’s interview.
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