Vince McMahon recently retired from the WWE and Triple H has since been placed in charge of the WWE’s creative. Prior to Vince McMahon retiring, not only was he in charge of the creative for WWE’s Monday Night RAW and WWE’s Friday Night SmackDown, but he also had the final say on WWE’s NXT. With Triple H now in charge of the WWE’s creative, several former WWE Stars including Dakota Kai, Karrion Kross and Dexter Lumis were brought back and Triple H has even made several significant changes to the product.
There have been rumors and speculations that a number of AEW Stars want to return to the WWE now that Vince McMahon is gone and Triple H is the Head of the Creative. AEW President and CEO Tony khan spoke to Josh Martinez on Superstar Crossover on the challenges he has to face now that the booking and the creative of the WWE has changed with Triple H at the helm and now that the shows are generally better than before, which is good for the pro wrestling business.
This is what Tony Khan said:
“The challenge would be, and I’d like to say something positive on the end too, the challenge would be is that we’re more likely to compete for the same wrestlers because our vision of wrestling is probably a bit closer together than with his predecessor. I do think there are a lot of advantages. The shows they’ve been doing are generally better than the shows they were doing before the change, which is good for the wrestling business. It’s a little bit different than what we were going up against before. In terms of me being the CEO of AEW, I see some positives and some negatives, but I see a lot of positives.”
“There are a lot reasons why it could drive some interest in wrestling and people coming back to watch more wrestling and those people are inherently going to most likely also check out AEW. If you’ve been away from wrestling and you’re a big fan of it, then there’s a good chance you’re very familiar with a lot of the top stars of AEW, including the world champion CM Punk, the interim champion Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho, Bryan Danielson, and many others. Somebody stepping back in and watching wrestling again would have a lot of interest in that. Frankly, if you’re interested in good wrestling shows, those are people you’re going to be interested in checking out. There are a lot of interesting possibilities for the future. Sure, it poses some challenges, but I think there are a lot of positive things happening in wrestling right now.”