Tony Khan: ‘In Some Aspects, AEW Is Now The Market Leader’

Tony Khan: ‘In Some Aspects, AEW Is Now The Market Leader’

AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has compared the company’s business with WWE’s, and he believes AEW is certainly making ground.

Speaking with Bloomberg Business of Sports, Khan acknowledged that WWE is still the leader in some areas, but said AEW has taken over in others.

Tony Khan said:

“In some aspects, they are the market leader. In other aspects, we are now the market leader. At the beginning, that may have been the case, but there were a lot of reasons why I felt like I could come in and compete. There were a lot of great wrestlers that weren’t being featured on television and there are a lot of wrestling fans that were looking for an alternative product. They weren’t satisfied with what they were getting on those shows. I do think there was definitely a great opportunity to come in and compete and I saw some vulnerability, frankly, in the market leader at the time and it’s opened up a lot of market share for us and for me to bootstrap a new business and build it up and again a lot of that market share where now, in a lot of significant business metrics, we are the worldwide leader.”

In the same interview Khan also said AEW has the “most affluent” viewers in wrestling, and he also reiterated that he doesn’t want to be an on-screen character.

AEW just announced a partnership with the Owen Hart Foundation that will an include an annual Owen Hart Cup Tournament, which you can read about at this link.

Quote via Fightful

To make sure you stay updated with all the latest wrestling news, add to your Google Discover feed and follow us on Twitter!

2 years ago by Liam Winnard


JOIN THE WrestleTalk logo mailing list

Get the latest wrestling news straight to your inbox

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from WrestleTalk