Tony Khan: Our Goal Remains The Same, ‘I Want Wrestling Fans To Know They Can Count On Us’
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Tony Khan says he wants fans to know AEW Dynamite will deliver each Wednesday.
In an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, the All Elite Wrestling owner talked about the role his company plays in the landscape of professional wrestling. Tony Khan said that he can relate to how other fans might have felt before AEW came into the picture, and he really pushes Dynamite to deliver in a rewarding way each week.
“I knew there was a vacancy in the lives of a lot of wrestling fans,” Khan says. “For me personally, it had been a long time since I woke up on any particular day of the week and looked forward to a wrestling show. It had been a long time since I cared about who was the champion. I’m a big wrestling fan, and I thought that if I were feeling that way, then it could be representative about the way a lot of wrestling fans felt. So I wanted Dynamite to capture that excitement. My goal from the beginning remains the same now—I want wrestling fans to know they can count on us on Wednesday nights.”
Tony Khan also spoke about how AEW is finding success much quicker than anyone anticipated, including himself.
“I certainly had aspirations for AEW to hit certain heights, but we’re further than I’ve ever dreamed,” Khan says. “We’ve signed Bryan Danielson, CM Punk, Adam Cole and Sting all in a one-year period. We’ve added legendary names like Christian Cage and Matt Hardy, and stars of the present—Andrade El Idolo and Malakai Black—and the development of the women’s division, especially being joined by Ruby Soho and Thunder Rosa. We’re really proud of where we are after two years, and we’re so grateful that the roster worked so hard through the pandemic.”