AEW President Tony Khan has been making the media rounds to promote this Sunday night’s AEW Revolution 2021 pay-per-view at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.
During a recent interview with Alfred Konuwa of Forbes, the boss man of All Elite Wrestling touched on a number of pro wrestling topics, including some teases for additional talent signings in AEW, the possible end of the Wednesday Night Wars between AEW and NXT and more.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On WWE possibly ending the Wednesday Night Wars by moving NXT to a different night: “I don’t know if that’s a real thing or not, but it would be great to be unopposed and I’d love to have an unopposed audience. When we have we’ve done some really good numbers and I think that would be awesome.”
On the fan dynamics of AEW vs. NXT being similar to that of the Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW: “I think it’s—like sports fans—it’s a healthy thing. I think there was maybe more of this [online bickering] during the Monday Night Wars on the internet than people might have realized. As I got older, I went through phases. From probably Age 12 through Age 15, most of my life was online, and most of my time spent was spent on wrestling online… so it was a lot like this, actually.
“There were people that were very strong on one side or the other, and there were some people who were really 100% one way or the other, 90% one way or the other, 80%, whatever. And you leaned one way or another. I think there were a lot of people like that on the internet, but there just were way less people on the internet. When I was a kid it was pretty much firing back and forth, very similar.”
On the shifting of the balance of power to AEW and the fans: “If you look at the ratings, year-over-year, the only wrestling company that didn’t plummet in the ratings in February—year-over-year—was AEW. So, yeah, I do think the balance of power has shifted, to the fans and AEW.
“We keep signing more great wrestlers, and in the next week, you’ll see more wrestlers debuting in AEW.”
Check out the complete interview at Forbes.com.
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