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Tony Khan Discusses WWE vs. AEW; Admits Competition is Going to Change

Speaking yesterday to SportsGrid, AEW President Tony Khan addressed the recent changes within WWE, specifically Vince McMahon’s retirement as well as the rise in power for Triple H, who now leads WWE’s creative and talent departments.  Here’s what 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 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 fans, necessarily.”

“Probably more so than ever, I imagine that 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 is 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…one of the worst things, I think, that happened in American sports, in my lifetime, was when WCW closed down.”

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