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Former WWE Writer makes MASSIVE claim about Tony Khan and AEW

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In a recent revelation that has taken the wrestling world by storm, former WWE writer Vince Russo has made a significant claim about Tony Khan, the President of All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Russo’s assertion, which has been met with a mix of shock and scepticism, centres around the financial dealings between Khan and the Warner Bros. Discovery network.

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Russo’s Bold Claim about Tony Khan and AEW programming

Speaking on the Busted Open Radio podcast, Russo expressed his belief that Tony Khan is personally bankrolling AEW’s presence on the Warner Bros. Discovery network.

This claim stems from Russo’s observation of AEW’s stagnant audience growth over the years. He posits that the only plausible reason AEW continues to secure prime broadcast slots, despite not showing significant audience growth, is Khan’s personal financial involvement.

Russo stated, “Any other show in television that did not increase their ratings over four years would be gone. They would be gone. I’m going to go back to my original theory…there’s no question in my mind that Tony Khan is paying for TV time.

“The dude’s a billionaire, he wants these shows on the network, he’s going to the network and saying, ‘What do you guys think you can make through advertising, etc.? Ok, no problem, I’ll double it.'”

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AEW’s Performance on Cable TV

It’s worth noting that despite Russo’s claims, AEW Dynamite consistently ranks between #1 and #3 on cable TV on Wednesday nights.

This performance metric suggests that AEW is indeed pulling its weight in terms of viewership, casting doubt on Russo’s assertions.

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Tony Khan and AEW: The Broader Picture

While Russo’s comments have certainly stirred the pot, it’s essential to approach such claims with a degree of caution.

The wrestling industry is no stranger to rumours and speculations, and without concrete evidence, it’s challenging to ascertain the veracity of such statements.

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FAQ

  • Who is Vince Russo?
    • Vince Russo is a former writer for WWE and has been a prominent figure in the wrestling industry.
  • What did Vince Russo claim about Tony Khan and AEW?
    • Russo claimed that Tony Khan, the President of AEW, is personally financing AEW’s TV slots on the Warner Bros. Discovery network.
  • How has AEW’s performance been on cable TV?
    • AEW Dynamite consistently ranks between #1 and #3 on cable TV on Wednesday nights.
  • Is there any evidence to support Russo’s claims?
    • As of now, there is no concrete evidence to substantiate Russo’s claims about Tony Khan’s financial dealings with the Warner Bros. Discovery network.
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