Tony Khan

Tony Khan Reveals Some AEW Success Stories, Talks About Beating WWE To Signing Talents

Tony Khan recently spoke with Mike Johnson of PWInsider for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During the discussion with the popular pro wrestling digital media outlet, the AEW boss-man spoke about Red Velvet and Powerhouse Will Hobbs as AEW success stories.

“There’s also a lot of big success stories in AEW. Red Velvet and Will Hobbs and a number of other wrestlers, including a team that I put together, The Acclaimed. The Acclaimed were singles wrestlers. They both went to the same school, Create A Pro, but they’d never teamed. And I saw them both on Dark and they were, frankly, the WWE put a little pressure on me with both of them. I think they were both people the WWE wanted, and I really wanted to use both of them.

Additionally, the AEW President & CEO commented on WWE wanting to sign Max Caster and Anthony Bowens from the Create A Pro Wrestling school.

“And then I thought about it and I had this thought about The Acclaimed and I brought them together. And there’s a lot of teams that have gotten, I think, the benefit of Dark and Elevation as platforms that are kind of teams that I’ve kind of put together. The same, The Acclaimed got the amazing reaction at Double or Nothing. Particularly in the beginning of the Battle Royale when Max rapped. Anthony is an actor, such a versatile wrestler. Max Caster and Anthony Bowens a tremendous pair and they’ve gotten to develop and they really became an act and got over on Dark and Elevation with the fans and then got integrated into the regular programming on Dynamite. I wanted to keep using them and keep featuring them in special ways. And they’ve really delivered time after time.”

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