AEW opened their doors with a lot of expectations attached. Many fans couldn’t wait to see a new version of pro wrestling, and AEW has continued providing that weekly alterative through the good and the bad booking decisions.
Tony Khan had zero previous experience booking a real pro wrestling company prior to opening one of his own. All of those years fantasy booking in his bedroom seemed to have paid off. Jim Ross can see how everyone in the company has improved, Tony Khan included.
While speaking on Grilling JR, the WWE Hall of Fame announcer said that Tony Khan is a “rookie booker,” but now that he has a year under his belt things are improving all around.
“He’s a rookie booker. He’s got a year under his belt, so I think going forward you’re going to see that process continue to evolve in AEW. Everybody should be getting better at their gig and that doesn’t exclude Tony Khan.”
Jim Ross has really enjoyed his time with AEW so far. He even called it the best job he’s ever had. That says a lot considering all of the positions the legendary Ross has held throughout his career.
“It’s the best job we’ve ever had. He and I talk about that all the time. Then people say that’s a lash out, you’re lashing out Schiavone especially at WCW and for JR WWE. It’s not in my head quite frankly, it’s just a great place to work.”
AEW is doing their best to cultivate their own stars while using established names to elevate those around them. This is a tricky dance when it comes to booking, but Jim Ross can see Tony Khan’s abilities sharpen on a weekly basis. Do you agree?
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote