Tony Khan Explains Decision To Headline Final AEW Dynamite On TNT Show With Former NXT Superstars

WWE AEW |By Matt Boone |Fri, January 7, 2022 - 8:20PM EST
Tony Khan

Tony Khan recently appeared as a guest on Busted Open Radio to promote the AEW Battle of the Belts special coming up this weekend.

During his appearance on the popular pro wrestling program, the AEW President spoke about former WWE NXT Superstars headlining the last edition of AEW Dynamite on TNT before the move to TBS this week.

Additionally, the boss-man of All Elite Wrestling reflected back during the interview about going up against The Undisputed ERA (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong) while they were in WWE NXT.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the discussion where AEW President Tony Khan touches on these topics with his thoughts.

On former WWE NXT stars headlining last AEW Dynamite on TNT: “We battled so much of the Wednesday Night Wars in Daily’s Place. It was the last show on TNT and Daily’s Place was the perfect place for the show. I thought it was a symbolic match of the Wednesday Night Wars and thought it was cool that was how we ended it.”

On going up against The Undisputed ERA in the Wednesday Night Wars: “I also think, had it been done the other way, in the other place, they would have been more likely to have their own homegrown stars go over. We’ve seen that in the past with Sting at WrestleMania, the Invasion, generally there was a feeling that they wanted to protect their homegrown people even though these people that came in, they are now your people too. There is a very short-sighted element to the booking I’ve seen of the new in-bound people when they are the people you were fighting against in the war. My perspective is totally different. Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, and now Kyle O’Reilly were a game planning nightmare. When you were laying out the game plan, how we were going to win this week. What do they have, what do we have, how we were going to stack up the show and do better ratings, thankfully we were able to do and keep the lights on, but it was tough sledding. Every week was a fight, that’s why it was a war. Those guys were a match up nightmare. Now that they are on our team, it makes me want to utilize them more than ever.”

Apple.com. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.

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