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Tony Khan says he’s never spoken to Shane McMahon, but open to talking

One big thing

AEW President Tony Khan claims he has never spoken to Shane McMahon, despite rumors of the former WWE executive potentially joining AEW.

Why it matters

Shane McMahon’s potential involvement with AEW would be a significant shift in the wrestling landscape, given his long-standing association with WWE and his family’s legacy in the industry.

The details

• Khan addressed the speculation during an appearance on Maggie & Perloff.
• He acknowledged Shane’s experience and connections in wrestling.
• Khan stated he’d be open to talking with Shane and welcomed him to “stop by at any time.”

Key quote

Shane McMahon is somebody that I’ve never met, but he has a lot of experience in wrestling and a lot of friends in AEW. I have never really had any conversations with him or talked to him ever,” Khan said.


• Rumors intensified after Shane was seen talking to Mercedes Mone at an airport.
• Shane hasn’t appeared on WWE TV since suffering a leg injury at WrestleMania 39.
• He’s no longer officially involved with WWE following Vince McMahon’s departure.

By the numbers

• Shane McMahon’s TV appearances have historically boosted ratings.
• He’s the only McMahon family member not officially involved with WWE after the Endeavor merger.

The bottom line

While Tony Khan hasn’t spoken to Shane McMahon, the door seems open for potential discussions. Such a move could significantly impact both AEW and the broader wrestling industry.

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