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Tony Khan talks the creation of the Owen Hart Cup tournament in AEW

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AEW President Tony Khan recently appeared on Busted Open Radio for his usual weekly slot. The owner of All Elite discussed several topics during his time on the show, including the upcoming Owen Hart Cup.

‘This is going to be a tremendous, tremendous event and it’s a great partnership with Martha Hart and the Owen Hart Foundation,’ Tony Khan began. ‘Martha is a very principled woman, to say the least. She’s a very intelligent woman, and she thought long and hard about this, and we talked for a long time about this.

“I talked to Martha about this for over a year on a regular basis” Khan revealed. “She put a lot of thought into it. We put a lot of thought into it and that’s how this came together.

“She’s a really good person and I think she wanted to make sure we’re good people too. And I really like Martha a lot, and I just can’t say enough great things about the legacy of Owen Hart and how much it means to so many of us” Tony Khan added.

Tony Khan on the Owen Hart Cup

Khan would finish by saying how much the tournament means to AEW and what it will mean to celebrate the life and career of the great Owen Hart.

‘What a great opportunity this is to celebrate his life. We had this in the works for a long time. The Owen, I think can be a very special prize in wrestling” Khan noted. “I think people are going to want to win the Owen, and I believe we’ll really establish it as a real special thing in AEW. A really special, annual tradition.

“I’ve got a few match announcements and a few big booking plans up my sleeve that I’m excited for people to find out about” Tony Khan teased. “And that’s all coming in due time. The Owen Hart announcement is really big for us. When we get through this huge night for us, I think next week, we’ll have a lot of cool stuff when the dust has settled.’

credit to WrestlingINC for the transcription

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