WWE President Nick Khan made himself at home when he took on the gig. He also spearheaded the release of a lot of talent and other staff. Khan was apparently also warned about AEW when he came aboard, because a Wednesday Night War was going on in full force.
Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that Nick Khan was “warned” about the potential of AEW being competition to WWE when he accepted the job as President. Vince McMahon has since denied that AEW is nearly the competition that WCW was.
Khan reportedly received this warning from someone in the company, but that person wasn’t named. He was told that everyone would tell him that competition against AEW doesn’t exist, but that isn’t really the case at all. He also mentioned that AEW has the potential to become real competition, and that is why changes are needed.
We will have to see how the pro wrestling landscape continues to evolve from this point on. Let’s just say that Bray Wyatt, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, and Ric Flair all join CM Punk in AEW; and they pick up Ruby Riott and maybe Chelsea Green along the way. AEW’s roster could would rival a collection of fan-favorites that WWE let go.
Let’s also not forget that Shad Khan, no relation to Nick Khan, has more money than Vince McMahon; and Tony Khan has already more than proven that his little idea for a pro wrestling company works.
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