Tony Khan has a lot to promote right now. AEW has a loaded show for Dynamite this week. Double Or Nothing is also coming on May 30th and tickets are selling very well. Khan is also very comfortable with the pro wrestling landscape at the moment.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio about AEW’s return to live touring, Tony Khan said that the situation is great. He also spoke highly about their Jacksonville base, but AEW can’t wait to get back on the road. They were able to make it through the pandemic and now they are “thriving.”
“Yeah, it’s going to be great. I’m really excited for those shows. The show is on the road, but we’re going to keep coming back to Jacksonville too. The fans have been great here and we’re going to stop through regularly. I plan to not be a stranger here. We’ll continue to do shows around here because I think the fans have supported us so great, in this area and people driving in from Orlando, Daytona and the surrounding areas. And tonight will be no exception.”
“Its huge what they do, because fans all around the world watch Dynamite live and on DVR every week. The support we get from these live fans makes the show go round. Virtual fans are awesome, it’s great. But there’s nothing like having these real, live fans that we get here. And the Jacksonville fans have helped keep wrestling alive this past year. It’s been awesome and now we’re thriving.”
AEW has three weekly shows now. Dynamite is the company’s tentpole program, but AEW Dark and AEW Dark: Elevation also provides talent with valuable experience in the ring.
Khan also said that “wrestling is hotter than ever,” which is something that he really believes. There is also still talk of AEW introducing a second show to TNT’s weekly lineup. We will have to see what’s next for AEW, but the company’s President is very excited about the possibilities.
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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote