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Tony Khan Addresses Shane McMahon’s Rumored Interest in AEW

One big thing

AEW President Tony Khan has responded to rumors of Shane McMahon’s interest in joining All Elite Wrestling, stating that Shane is “always welcome in AEW.”

The details

• Khan addressed the rumors in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated.
• He expressed respect for McMahon as both an executive and professional wrestler.
• Khan revealed he has never met Shane McMahon personally.
• This statement follows a report by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer that Shane had reached out to AEW stars about potentially joining the company.

Why it matters

Shane McMahon’s potential interest in AEW could signal a significant shift in the wrestling landscape, given his long-standing association with WWE and the McMahon family legacy.

Direct quote

“I heard the rumor he might be interested,” Khan said. “I’ve never met Shane, but we have a lot of mutual friends. I have a lot of respect for him as an executive and a professional wrestler. Shane is always welcome in AEW.”

The big picture

• Shane McMahon’s last appearance in WWE was at WrestleMania 39 in April 2023.
• His unexpected departure from WWE in 2022 sparked speculation about his future in the wrestling industry.
• AEW has a history of signing former WWE talent, which has contributed to its rapid growth and popularity.

What’s next

While no concrete plans have been announced, Khan’s open invitation to McMahon leaves the door open for potential collaboration in the future.

What do you think about the possibility of Shane McMahon in AEW? Would his presence benefit the company? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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