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Tony Khan discusses recent wave of WWE releases

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AEW President Tony Khan recently discussed the waves of WWE releases over the past couple of months. Several former WWE Superstars who have been released would go on to join All Elite.

Speaking on Le Batard and Friends ’“ South Beach Sessions, Tony Khan would discuss why he believes the company made the decisions that they made over the past year, despite 2020 being their most profitable year ever.

‘Well, they had a really big roster, and they’ve chosen to try to maximize their profit margins by letting talent go to reduce the amount of cost they have due to talent,’ Khan began on the show.

‘They had a lot of really good people, and they’re making choices about why people have value to them” Tony Khan added. “I can’t say what number they’re trying to hit, but they’re definitely trying to hit a number there.”

“I think it’s about profitability, and they’re making choices, I’m sure they don’t necessarily want to make, but they’ve let good people go in the process, absolutely.’


‘That’s not ever really what I’ve been about. I support all wrestling. I’ll call out stuff I don’t like. no matter where it is, but in general, I’ve been open to work with different people” Tony Khan noted.

Here’s the full updated card for AEW All Out 2021:

  • AEW World Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Christian Cage
  • AEW World Tag Team Championship: Young Bucks (c) vs. TBD in a steel cage
  • CM Punk vs. Darby Allin
  • PAC vs. Andrade
  • Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall
  • Women’s Casino Battle Royale: 21 competitors
  • Chris Jericho vs MJF
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