The novel coronavirus caused AEW to cancel every touring date they had scheduled. This took a big chunk of their anticipated revenue, but AEW is still going strong.
Tony Khan stepped up in a big way and had to roll with the punches. This included everything from writing a month’s worth of television in about fifteen minutes to figuring out how to produce television and a pay-per-view with zero live fans.
Jim Ross opened up about Tony Khan’s performance during Grilling JR. He stated that it’s not an ass kissing move to put TK over, because Khan really has risen to the occasion time and time again.
“The shows have been solid. Hats off to Tony Khan, who is the forerunner of our creative as he continues to experience writing television. He will continue to improve and get better and better because he gets it. It ain’t easy to write a 2-hour prime time live show. It ain’t easy. So he’s done a good job there, I’m not kissing his a** because he pays me. He’s done a really good job leading our company and it seems until we start touring again Jacksonville will be our home base.”
When Tony Khan was younger and dreaming of opening a pro wrestling company he probably didn’t pencil a global pandemic into the company’s plans. There was nothing All Elite Wrestling could do when COVID-19 hit, but it didn’t change their intention to continue provide content for fans.
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