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Tony Khan On How Pro Wrestling’s Landscape Is Now Changing

The landscape of pro wrestling is expected to change now that Vince McMahon is no longer in charge of running things in the WWE and Stephanie McMahon, Nick Khan and Triple H has taken over. AEW President and CEO Tony Khan recently spoke with SportsGrid on how competition against the WWE and possibly even other pro wrestling promotions is going to change, but that it is a good thing and how AEW has a huge fan base, so even though a different person is opposing him from the WWE, it won’t be a bad thing for pro wrestling fans.

This is what Tony Khan said:

“It’s going to change the competition, but I think that’s a good thing.” “AEW’s got a big fan base. We’re on in 130 countries now around the world, and here in the US, we’ve built a great fanbase … And the competition is going to change. It’s a different person in the chair, opposite me, but I don’t think that’s going to be a bad thing for the wrestling fan necessarily.”

Tony Khan also talked about how there was no legitimate competitor for the WWE for two decades before AEW came in and how great wrestlers are going to be in demand, so he thinks exciting times are ahead, which hopefully will be for many years to come.

This is what Tony Khan said:

“I think that’s always been a concern, but now probably more so than ever, I imagine great wrestlers are going to be in demand.” “And again, I think this is probably going to be good for the wrestling fans because that’s one of the most exciting things about pro wrestling: free agency. It’s one of those things that was really missing from the sport for almost two decades before AEW came in, because there was not a legitimate competitor in the free agent market, and now there is. I think it’s going to be some exciting times ahead, hopefully for many years to come.”

“One of the worst things that happened, I think, in American sports in my lifetime was when WCW closed down. And there should always be another national wrestling company.”

You can check out Tony Khan’s comments in the video below. H/T to Wrestling Inc. for transcribing the quotes.

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