X-Pac welcomes AEW President, Tony Khan to the show.
Khan points out that professional wrestling hasn’t been taken serious as a legitimate sporting event in a long time, and he thinks there’s a market for that. He points out that wins and losses need to mean more in wrestling, and in AEW wins and losses will play a huge part in determining challengers for Titles.
Khan says he’s been a livelong fan of Chris Jericho, so it was very special for him to sign Jericho to AEW. It was even more special to have Jericho want to be a part of what he’s starting, and publicly stating how much he believes in this new promotion.
Khan says that professional wrestling has always been a passion for him, and whenever he had any spare time he’d cuddle up with his laptop and watch wrestling. He informs that he never wanted to invest millions into a wrestling company, but the climate has changed recently and he thinks now is the time to make something happen.
He points out that a lot of top talent are free agents right now and a bunch more will be free agents very soon, and that was very important for him as he intends to build a talented roster. He notes that AEW already has a lot of talented workers, with Cody, Pac, The Young Bucks, Hangman Page and Chris Jericho just to name a few. Through forming AEW, he truly intends to make the wrestling business better.