AEW President Tony Khan has commented on the Elite signing new contracts, providing clarification on the conditions of these deals.
As announced on August 2, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson and Hangman Page have all agreed to renew their AEW contracts and sign multi-year deals with the company they helped to establish.
During Tuesday’s (August 22) All In media call, Tony Khan explained that the start dates all vary because of time off and injuries some stars had during their previous deals, which extended their current ones.
Providing an update on the lengths of the new contracts, Khan said:
“I have to go back and look at the paperwork. I think that the lengths are a little bit different, but the start dates are also a little bit different too.
“People had missed time due to injuries at different points in their contracts, so they were expiring at different points too, so it’s not like everybody’s deals were expiring on the same date, so I don’t think they all end on exactly the same day, but everybody signed a multi-year deal and is going to be here for several years and I’ve had really good talks with all of them. I have a lot of respect for them.
“I’m actually going to be filming something with Kenny later today that I’m really looking forward to. I’ve always enjoyed spending time with Kenny, but really recently, I’ve gotten to bond with him a lot and enjoyed it.
“The Young Bucks and Hangman Page, I have so much respect for them, we’ll be seeing them very soon as well. I’m literally going as soon as we get off this call, to film something with Kenny, since you asked about him, it made me think of it, and I am really excited that they’re all going to stay.
“I don’t think the dates all line up exactly, but the idea is the same with all four deals, that we want them all here to be multiple years in AEW, and that’s why we did multi-year deals at all.”
While the Young Bucks are set to compete in a high-profile match against FTR at All In London, many fans have criticised AEW for not having Omega and Page in singles matches on the show, with the duo set to team with Kota Ibushi to face off against Jay White, Juice Robinson and Konosuke Takeshita.
Tony Khan has now addressed these criticisms, which you can read more about right here.
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