FightFans / AEW / Tony Khan Reveals Reason For Taking Shots At WWE

Tony Khan Reveals Reason For Taking Shots At WWE

Last updated

AEW President Tony Khan has taken multiple shots at WWE over the years. He has now explained why he and his company often take shots at WWE.

Tony Khan explains

Khan never shies away from taking shots at WWE and this time around he has explained as to why he does that.

Speaking in a new interview with Ariel Helwani, Khan explained that he was given a book by Warner Media that explained how to succeed as a ‘challenger brand’ ’“ of course with AEW being the challenger brand to WWE ’“ and one piece of advice he picked up from that was taking shots at the company you’re challenging.

Khan said:

‘I’ve said it before, I consider all wrestling as competition. Some people ask me why I’ll talk about other wrestling companies, especially WWE, and I’ll tell you. It was literally a book handed to me over three years ago before the launch of Dynamite by Warner Media at the time before it was Warner Bros Discovery.

‘It was telling me what our place (was) already because Dynamite hadn’t launched, but we had carved out a space in the pay-per-view business.

‘They handed me a book. It was (about) how to be a challenger brand. This is what you are. A challenger brand I learned then, three years ago, is not the industry leader, but it is also not a niche brand. It is not that. It is a big company. It is Pepsi (to Coca-Cola). It is Burger King (to McDonald’s).

‘What will get Burger King marketing? What is Burger King marketing? Basically a lot of it is ’˜hey McDonalds sucks guys’.

‘So for AEW, it’s just part of what we are. We’re a challenger brand. There’s no reason to pretend we’re not. That’s what you are. Embrace it. So it is literally a corporate philosophy handed down on high to me by my boss.’

YouTube video

While this approach has garnered praise, it has also been criticized by the fans.

Read More: WWE Extreme Rules 2022: Live Stream, Match Card and more

Written by
Bishal Roy