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Tony Khan talks AEW being under “CONSTANT ATTACK”

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In the dynamic and often tumultuous world of professional wrestling, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has emerged as a significant force, challenging the long-standing dominance of WWE. At the helm of AEW is of course Tony Khan, a figure who has become synonymous with the brand’s rise and resilience. Recently, Khan opened up about the challenges AEW faces, describing the promotion as being under “constant attack.”

Since its inception in 2019, AEW has carved out a niche for itself in the wrestling industry, rapidly gaining popularity and acclaim.

However, this journey hasn’t been without its hurdles. Khan, who also acquired Ring of Honor (ROH) in early 2022, expressed that being at the forefront of AEW means facing relentless criticism and negativity during the post-show scrum at ROH Final Battle 2023.

Despite achieving remarkable feats, such as breaking ticket sales records, Khan notes that detractors are always quick to find faults.

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Khan’s perspective on the wrestling business is one of relentless perseverance. He acknowledges that his role is unprecedented, with predecessors in similar positions having gone out of business.

This, according to Khan, is a testament to the dedication of wrestling fans and the relentless nature of the industry, which operates year-round without an off-season.

He likens his struggle to that of past wrestling promoters like Jim Crockett, Verne Gagne, and Ted Turner, emphasising his commitment to continue fighting for the sport and its fans.

FAQ

  • What is AEW?
    • All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is a professional wrestling promotion founded in 2019.
  • Who is Tony Khan?
    • Tony Khan is the President of AEW and has been a significant figure in wrestling since 2019. He also owns Ring of Honor (ROH).
  • Why does Tony Khan believe AEW is under constant attack?
    • Khan feels that despite AEW’s successes, there is always criticism and negativity from various quarters, making it seem like the promotion is under constant attack.
  • What challenges does AEW face on social media?
    • AEW faces challenges like bad faith postings and an echo chamber effect on platforms like Twitter, where a large part of the wrestling community is active.
  • How does Tony Khan view his role in wrestling?
    • Khan views his role as a continuous fight to maintain and grow AEW in a highly competitive industry, drawing inspiration from past wrestling promoters.
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