Tony Khan is an anomaly among major pro wrestling promoters. The AEW boss is very active on Twitter. Khan is always checking in to get the pulse of the fan base, sometimes even doing some trolling himself. Some criticize this approach, but TK is always listening.
Khan believes Twitter brings great value to fans and his company. The opportunity to connect is one he can’t pass up. Tony admitted during his recent appearance on the Swerve City Podcast that he has even used some fan ideas on television.
“I do think we get good ideas from it, being connected with the fans and the other wrestlers. You get ideas. Not every idea is possible, sometimes there are good ideas you just can’t do. There’s probably, with one or two wrestlers alone, there’s probably 76, 78 different opponents that they could have, but there are only so many people you can wrestle, especially at the same time.
I think you do get great ideas from there, and how do you incorporate them? But there are some simple things like I saw somebody saying we should use the moving graphics for the PPV.
I was going to shoot Punk and Hangman for their match this past week. But then Hangman had COVID so he was out, so we are going to shoot him next week. But we shot Punk, and people were really excited, and it was this guy [on Twitter]. I told him it was a good idea.”
Tony Khan went on to say that despite a lot of tribalism and negativity, he sees a ton of positives when it comes to wrestling Twitter. Khan isn’t sure what the future holds as Elon Musk attempts to transform the company, but he believes it will be a part of their future. AEW is more than willing to admit when a fan has a good idea, and Tony has even implemented a few already.
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