FightFans / AEW / AEW News / Nick Khan apparently ‘warned’ about AEW when he joined WWE

Nick Khan apparently ‘warned’ about AEW when he joined WWE

Last updated

WWE President Nick Khan has been in the news over the past couple of weeks following the mass release of several WWE Superstars.

Nick Khan also recently had a sit-down interview with Ariel Helwani for BT Sport, where he revealed more about the company’s direction and changes recently.

According to a report from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, Khan was apparently ‘warned’ about AEW when he first joined WWE, with a source claiming that Khan was told that All Elite could potentially ‘catch up’ with the company in the coming years.

“Meltzer noted that Khan was reportedly warned by someone in the company about how everyone would tell him that AEW as competition didn’t exist, and that if WWE didn’t make changes, then AEW would be caught up with them very soon as real competition. Khan was also reportedly told how everyone in the company will tell him none of the AEW competition stuff is true, and that AEW competing with WWE is impossible.”


Nick Khan on competition

Here’s what Nick Khan had to say about WWE’s competition during the Q2 earnings conference call:

‘I think the way we always look at these situations, you know, it’s sort of like a horse race where the horse has blinders on.

“We’re looking straight ahead at our lane and making sure that we stay in the front of the pack. At the same time, everything is our competition. Someone had a line a couple of weeks ago, that we all chuckled at and agreed with ’“ sleep is our competition. Right?

‘If it was up to us, people could be up 24 hours a day, watching content from different content providers, hopefully including ours.

“So, we don’t look at any organization particularly as competition, yet we see everything as competitive with what we’re trying to do, in terms of eyeballs.’

AEW Dynamite is on every Wednesday night on TNT and FITE; fans in the UK can sign up to watch the show via AEW+ on FITE.

AEW Rampage is on every Friday night on TNT and FITE, fans in the UK can sign up to watch the show via AEW+ on FITE.

All Elite Wrestling also hosts four PPV events per year, available via traditional PPV routes in the United States and again on FITE TV elsewhere. The PPVs are named Double or NothingFull GearAll Out and Revolution.

AEW Dark and AEW Dark: Elevation are available to watch every Monday and Tuesday night on AEW’s official YouTube channel.

Jake Skudder
Written by
Jake Skudder
Jake is an SEO-minded Combat Sports, Gaming and Pro Wrestling writer and successful Editor in Chief. He has more than ten years of experience covering mixed martial arts, pro wrestling and gaming across a number of publications, starting at SEScoops in 2012 under the name Jake Jeremy.