AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has continued his path of savagery with more comments ahead of the SmackDown/Rampage battle this Friday.
With SmackDown having an extra half-hour this week, it’ll overlap with the first half-hour of Rampage, and Tony Khan has made it clear that he believes his show will beat SmackDown in the ratings (SmackDown is on FS1 this week, not FOX).
In a new interview with Barstool Sports, Khan expanded on his thoughts ahead of the battle, saying:
“It’s the second time they’ve decided to go head-to-head with us. I want the fans to be able to watch all the wrestling. I’ll coin a phrase right now, WYW – Watch Your Wrestling. I want people to watch your wrestling. Whatever you want to watch, watch it. A lot of people have chosen to watch AEW because it’s the best show. Watch Your Wrestling. I want people to watch everything.
“It’s the second time they’ve chosen to put their wrestling head-to-head with mine. The last time they did it, it didn’t happen overnight, but from the start, AEW consistently did better numbers than NXT and we eventually won that war and AEW is now the Wednesday night show and Wednesday Night Dynamite has had a great run.
“On Friday, they’re doing a half-hour head-to-head with Rampage, which is new. I put my show on consciously after SmackDown knowing there is a huge audience of people that watch that show and a lot of people are going to watch Rampage, which has been a hit for TNT. They’re literally going to do a half-hour head-to-head, that’s fine. We’ll see what happens.
“I’m not saying for sure we’ll win and maybe the odds are against us in some ways, but we’re going to do the better show, I know. If you don’t believe me, watch the go-home show (Raw) they did last night because it sucked.”
To build further interest in this week’s Rampage, AEW will be holding a free pre-show on YouTube, which will include Bryan Danielson vs Minoru Suzuki, and Bobby Fish vs Lee Moriarty.
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