Tony Khan has revealed the strategy he uses when it comes to promos in AEW, saying wrestlers in his promotion don’t read from scripts, rather they showcase their personalities during promos.

“I really try to let people cut loose on the promos and build a personal issue,” the AEW head honcho said during an interview with Busted Open Radio. He continued, “You’re not going to hear somebody reading a script on AEW, the wrestlers go out there.”

He continued to discuss his childhood watching wrestling and how that has influenced the company he runs today.

“Really, when I was a kid, and so many of us who grew up on wrestling, you want to hear pro wrestlers shooting from the hip. You want to hear them showing off their personalities and what makes them so unique. The last thing I want to do is handcuff these great men and women. That is why I think people enjoy the interviews and the promos on AEW so much.”


Khan also talked about the recent segment between CM Punk and MJF, which has been receiving great praise from within and outside the company, saying he’s excited about what’s in store for the two performers.

“Talking about CM Punk and MJF, a lot of people have been talking about the interview segment they had last week. It was some of the most exciting television we’ve ever had. I’m very excited about the situation with Punk and MJF and all the buzz around them and AEW right now.”

He noted that promos play an important part in creating storylines in wrestling and that AEW has several talents who are great on the mic such as CM Punk, Eddie Kingston and MJF.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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