Tony Khan On Possibility Of AEW & WWE Working Relationship After Vince McMahon Retirement

Tony Khan On Possibility Of AEW & WWE Working Relationship After Vince McMahon Retirement WWE

AEW President Tony Khan has commented on the recent change in WWE leadership, commenting on the possibility of a working relationship forming.

In case you’ve been living under a Dwayne Johnson, Vince McMahon announced his retirement on Friday (July 22). It has since been confirmed that Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan will be co-CEOs of WWE moving forward, and Triple H will run creative.

Speaking with Steve Fall for NBC Sports, Khan noted that he isn’t sure if the new leadership team would be any more interested in working with AEW than Vince McMahon was.

Discussing the future of pro-wrestling following recent announcements, Khan said:

“I’m not sure if that’s the case, but I would certainly be open to talk with pretty much any wrestling promotion in the world about how to work together if the circumstances are right.

“We’ve worked with, I would say, in terms of securing footage or providing talent with probably a dozen companies around the world, including Ring of Honor before I was the owner, when they were owned by Sinclair.

“I’d like to think that was positively received by them and we did things to help them out when they were in tough times and I think that goodwill helped us in the sale process.”

Commenting on Vince McMahon’s retirement, Khan said:

“I believe there are a lot of great wrestling fans all over the world who follow pro wrestling closely and there have been shake-ups. I’ve definitely followed that promotion since I was a small kid and it will be interesting to see how things turn out in the world of pro wrestling.

“I’m a big fan of pro wrestling all over the place, not just AEW and not just Ring of Honor. We work with New Japan Pro Wrestling and a lot of other great companies all over the world.

“We’ll see what’s to be held for the future of the pro wrestling business, but I’m glad AEW and Ring of Honor are a huge part of it.”

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