Tony Khan ‘Optimistic’ About Getting This Legendary Name For Owen Hart Cup Tournament

Tony Khan ‘Optimistic’ About Getting This Legendary Name For Owen Hart Cup Tournament AEW

Tony Khan is ‘optimistic’ about being able to get this major name to compete in the upcoming Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament.

After helping to make the announcement early in the show at AEW Double or Nothing in Las Vegas, Tony Khan shared what star opponent from Owen Hart’s own past he was optimistic may be able to participate in the tournament.

Khan said:

“I think it’s very cool for the company that our Canadian tour will coincide with the Owen Hart cup. I think it’s very fitting we’ve got Forbidden Door coming up, and Owen Hart is a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. There’s a great history that goes with Owen Hart and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

“Having the Owen Hart Tournament kick off in Canada, around Forbidden Door, we have this great partnership with New Japan and he has been a great champion for them. I think it’s very fitting.

“Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could get Jushin Thunder Liger over to Canada? […] I think it’d be great if Jushin Thunder Liger can come over, and I’m optimistic that he’ll be able to.”

Snagging an appearance by Jushin Thunder Liger on AEW, particularly for the Owen Hart Foundation Cup tournament sounds like a tremendous tribute.

Elsewhere in the media scrum, Khan also confirmed that the hat he wore on stage as well as the ‘gangster’ line were all the genius of Dr. Martha Hart.

And as mentioned by Dr. Martha Hart on stage, this year for the Owen Cup final there will be an important update to the suggested headwear.

Don’t forget to bring your best cowboy hats for the Calgary Stampede edition of AEW Collision on July 15th in Calgary, Alberta where the Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament will conclude.

Full results from AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 were as follows:

HOOK, Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy def. Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn & Ethan Page

International Championship Blackjack Battle Royal – Orange Cassidy (c) def. 20 others, last eliminating Swerve Strickland

Unsanctioned Match – Adam Cole def. Chris Jericho

AEW World Tag Team Championship (Special Guest Referee Mark Briscoe) – FTR (c) def. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett

TNT Championship Ladder Match – Wardlow (c) def. Christian Cage

AEW Women’s World Championship – Toni Storm def. Jamie Hayter (c)

AEW World Trios Championship Open House Rules Match – Brody King, Buddy Matthews & Malakai Black (c) def. The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn

TBS Championship – Jade Cargill (c) def. Taya Valkyrie

TBS Championship – Kris Statlander def. Jade Cargill (c)

AEW World Championship – MJF (c) def. Darby Allin, Jack Perry, Sammy Guevara

Anarchy in the Arena – Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta def. Adam Page, Kenny Omega & Young Bucks thanks to interference from Konosuke Takeshita w/Don Callis

Transcription via Wrestling Inc. 

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