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Tony Khan talks about inspiration he got from Vince McMahon

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AEW President Tony Khan recently appeared on Le Batard and Friends ’“ South Beach Sessions. Khan discussed several topics during the interview, including the inspiration he has taken from WWE Chairman, Vince McMahon.

‘He does care. I read a lot of books about Vince,’ Tony Khan began, talking about if McMahon ‘cares’ about the on-screen WWE product. ‘I’ve never met Vince.

“There was a time when he was building his company in the ’80s. I’ve tried to undertake a similar amount of work, in terms of shouldering a ton of responsibility and taking a ton of one-on one-meetings” Khan continued.

Tony Khan on Vince McMahon

“You hear about Vince going to convince Hulk Hogan, going to convince individual people to come in and work for the WWF, convincing a sponsor to come on. Vince was taking all these meetings and all this responsibility, and he was a similar age to me, and I think I’m inspired by that” the AEW President added.

‘I’m trying to do it a very different way, and I’m not trying to run all the other wrestling companies out of business” Khan revealed.

“I’m not trying to take out every regional wrestling company, and eat their lunch and put them out of business. I don’t think that makes sense. He took a very different approach, and it worked for him really well, but he was all over the place, and [took] tons of meetings and he made lots of deals. And I’ve tried to do that over the past three years” Khan concluded.

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