Tony Khan Comments On Interest In WWE Sale Process

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Tony Khan Comments On Interest In WWE Sale Process AEW/WWE

AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has commented on his interest in the WWE sale process.

As previously reported, Vince McMahon has returned to WWE as Executive Chairman of the Board to help facilitate a sale of the company. Various buyers have been reported on, including Barron’s reporting that Tony and Shad Khan were in the pool of potential suitors.

Appearing on The Maggie and Perloff Show, Tony Khan was asked about his potential interest in buying WWE. He answered:

“I am interested in the news that there is potentially a sales process and certainly, I think we’ve shown, when there are acquisitions and transactions, we’re capable of making the big purchases, whether my dad steps up with the (Jacksonville) Jaguars or Fulham FC in the Premier League and he’s done such a great job building up the club and putting resources into it and we’re playing football at a high level.”

Noting how the strides made with All Elite Wrestling and buying Ring of Honor being an indication of what he can do with purchasing WWE, Tony said:

“With AEW, we’ve shown that we can build a company. Even when I purchased Ring of Honor, that’s a very different thing than WWE, but Ring of Honor is a company with 20 years of history and I really have enjoyed running it and we’ve shown that we’re at all time highs in terms of every business metric since we relaunched it and it’s only going to get better.”

“AEW is my main focus, but certainly, when that news is out there, it’s very interesting. Stay tuned to AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage, you never know when I’m going to address something.”

“On the other hand, it’s very preliminary to talk about that process. If there is a process there, which it sounds like there may be, I’m interested in being part of it.” 

When asked if he has a relationship with Vince McMahon, Khan answered:

“No, I don’t have any relationship with him. I’ve talked with Stephanie and have had good conversations with Stephanie, but I don’t know Vince at all.”

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