Talk is Jericho Recap w/ Tony Khan – Development of AEW, Comparisons to WCW, Will AEW Programming be Live? More
Jericho welcomes his new boss, Tony Khan to the show.
Khan notes that AEW has been able to make some waves in the wrestling business in a very short period of time. Jericho thinks a wrestling company needs to have 8 top guys to have a chance of success, and AEW basically has that already.
He notes that although some wrestling fans in North America mightn’t know much about The Young Bucks or Kenny Omega, these guys will be top stars in North America in no time.
Khan points out that owning a wrestling company is something he’s been thinking about for a long time and he’s wanted to do it his entire life. He points out that the timing was perfect now, with Cody and The Young Bucks dominating the indie scene and looking to expand. Jericho agrees, adding that the timing of all of this made it a very exciting opportunity for him.
Khan adds that the timing is right financially as well, as he feels that companies are starting to realize that wrestling has a large, intelligent fanbase. That has led to companies wanting to advertise through wrestling more. Khan says over a year ago he started making some calls to try to make his lifelong dream a reality.