Vince McMahon took over the pro wrestling world and made WWE the largest sports entertainment company on the planet. Tony Khan is getting things going with AEW and some have seen the same drive in Khan that McMahon had when he was first starting his takeover.
While speaking to Steve & Larson’s Going In RAW, Colt Cabana discussed Tony Khan. He has a lot of respect for his boss in AEW and he also knows what kind of passion he has for the business. Khan wants to make AEW a household brand and it drew some comparisons to where Vince McMahon was at his same age.
“Not only can Moxley and Omega do an exploding barbwire death match, but the owner is super hyped and wants to do it, and loves Onita and FMW. It isn’t Vince vs. Tony. But it is so cool that Tony is in his early-to-be-a-promoter-years, that I’m not sure if the same idea or passion is there for Vince McMahon. Of course, I can’t speak for Vince McMahon because I’m not around Vince, so I don’t know. But Vince McMahon, when he took over the world of pro wrestling, he was Tony Khan’s age, and he was probably so excited about it.”
“So you see almost the same thing with Tony now, and that’s what gets all of us excited that he’s on board. He was just a huge fan of the Young Bucks, of New Japan, and Omega, and those guys were changing the business, and you know, they did change the business. And then Tony put it all together. Now they get to do it even on an American platform, and now international. So, I love it. It’s the best.”
Much like Tony Khan, Vince McMahon also got his pro wrestling company going thanks to his father. We’ll have to see how many comparisons continue being formed, but there are quite a few already.
It is also worth mentioning that Cabana made a point to say that he doesn’t know if Vince McMahon has the same passion that he once did. That could also be a real difference maker as time goes on.
Do you see the similarities between Vince McMahon and Tony Khan? Sound off in the comments!
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote