Tony Khan

Tony Khan Talks Mid South Wrestling Influence In All Elite Wrestling

Title shots are hard to come by in All Elite Wrestling.

According to Tony Khan, this is done by design, partially as a result of his fandom of Mid South Wrestling.

The AEW President spoke about this and more during his recent appearance on The Way Of The Blade podcast for an in-depth interview.

Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where he touches on this particular topic at length.

“I’ve tried to make it feel that way. The title shots don’t come that easy. If you think about it, like in AEW it’s — and I really do love Mid-South and like some of the ideas, some of the show, and in some of the things I’ve done, I’ve definitely been inspired, influenced, and I know not everyone loves everything about it. I try to make it a good show, you know, for different audiences, different fans and not, — I’m not saying this self-servingly, but I try to create the perception of our title, which is not a coincidence. It looks a lot like in terms of being a giant big, giant belt, that is a beautiful belt. My favorite title of the 1980s and my childhood is definitely the North American Title, that 26, sometimes they say 27 pounds of silver and gold, and so I appreciate that the idea of title shots being hard to come by. So I’ve tried to create that, you know, it’s not like everybody gets a shot at the title. If you think about it, people have gone a long time without getting on and you know, so anyway …”

Check out the complete interview at H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.


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