Tony Khan Addresses On-Screen AEW TV Role

Tony Khan Addresses On-Screen AEW TV Role AEW

Following his attack angle with The Elite, AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has addressed on-screen AEW TV role.

On the April 24 edition of AEW Dynamite, The Elite’s Jack Perry attacked AEW President Tony Khan and The Young Bucks dropped him with the Tony Khan Driver. This led to Khan being carried out and wearing a neck brace during the 2024 NFL Draft telecast.

On the May 22 episode of Dynamite, Khan made his return by driving Darby Allin to the arena to fend off The Elite with a flamethrower.

During the AEW Double Or Nothing 2024 media call, Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone asked Tony Khan to comment how he approached getting involved on AEW programming. Khan answered:

“I really tried to limit the amount of appearances I have personally made over the past five years.”

“It would be fair to say that less than one-tenth of 1% of television time has been spent on me over the last five years. That’s how it should be.”

“Occasionally, if a match had to be made or a major announcement, I would come out and do those things.”

“I am planning to visit the fans this weekend and I love being at the events before and after with the live crowd, signing autographs and taking photos whenever I can.”

On wanting the focus of AEW TV to be on the wrestlers, Khan said:

“It’s really important to me that the focus of the show is on the wrestlers and the wrestling. Even when there is a story like the struggle for control of the company.”

“The power in the office. It’s still important to feature it in the context of a wrestling show and with the wrestlers. Even with last night, I was at most two seconds on the show.”

“That’s how it should be. You don’t need to see a ton of me. It should be about the wrestlers, and the reaction Darby got when he got into the arena.”

“Because the Young Bucks banned him from the arena and Kenny Omega has been out with surgery, there was really only one person who could lift that ban.”

“I felt that ban needed to get lifted. It was really important for the fans going into Double or Nothing for the fans to see Darby and for him to save Bryan Danielson on his birthday and for Bryan and Darby to stand tall,” 

Tony Khan has had a prominent role in the ongoing storyline centered around The Elite’s hostile takeover.

The Elite’s Kazuchika Okada, The Young Bucks and Jack Perry will face Team AEW’s Bryan Danielson, Darby Allin and FTR in the Anarchy In The Arena match this Sunday, May 26 at AEW Double Or Nothing.

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