Tony Khan

Tony Khan On Who He Wants To Push In 2022, If He Knows Who Next World Champions Are Going To Be

Tony Khan recently spoke with Shakiel Mahjouri of CBS Sports for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During the discussion, the AEW President spoke about who he wants to push on the talent roster in 2022, as well as whether or not he has his next four world champions planned out yet.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.

On who he wants to push in 2022: “I think for a variety of reasons, there’s a number of people I’m excited to feature in the coming year. For example, it was completely out of everyone’s control, but Darius Martin has been out injured and I think he’s tremendous. I would love to get him back soon and teaming with his brother, Dante. Dante has become a big star and I think they were tremendous as a tag team. When the injury happened, Darius was 21 and Dante was 19. Now Dante is 20 and has been featured so much on Dynamite and Rampage and has now been a main eventer on Dynamite. When Darius comes back, I think he’s somebody that could come in and be great for us. So I’m really excited about him in particular. That’s an important name to keep an eye on.”

On whether he has his next four world champions planned out yet: “I think a lot has changed in recent months and some huge stars have come into AEW. The No. 1 contender now is Bryan Danielson. I think that’s the biggest rivalry in AEW and maybe all of wrestling right now. Bryan Danielson vs. ‘Hangman’ Page. Bryan Danielson, I can tell you officially as the rankings committee, Bryan Danielson is still the No. 1 contender, and I’m very excited for the resolution of this situation…So any plans that we might’ve had in advance really have to go out the window when you have such a great No. 1 contender stepping into the situation. And so many other huge wrestlers have joined AEW just in recent months. Huge names like CM Punk, Adam Cole, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo and many others. There is a great title picture and a lot of other great wrestlers in AEW who I think could be great champions like PAC, MJF, Jungle Boy, the TNT champion Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin and so many other great wrestlers potentially who could step up.”

Check out the complete interview at CBSSports.com.

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