With Vince McMahon’s recent retirement, there has been no shortage of speculation about AEW stars considering jump to WWE. Many believe that McMahon was the sole reason a lot of wrestlers left the company in the first place. Tony Khan recently responded to the gossip.

Khan appeared on SiriusXM Busted Open Radio today, where he warned fans against thinking the landscape of the wrestling industry would suddenly change. He pointed out that many of his top stars are under long-term contracts. He noted that a mass exodus of AEW wrestlers to WWE was pretty much impossible.

“There are a lot of changes in pro wrestling. I think it’s going to be really positive for the fans overall. I am a little amused that changes in the competition, people think it’s going to magically change the landscape.

Some of these accounts, Twitter can be a fun place to follow, but some of the narratives I’ve seen every day for the last week are really amusing to me. I’ve got people signed here for five years and people think that just because the CEO, Chairman, head of creative, those people changed in the competition, people I have five-year contracts with are going to magically switch teams? Good luck with that. Adam Cole is signed until 2027 now. I wouldn’t expect to see him going anywhere anytime soon. Malakai Black has almost five years left on his deal. I wouldn’t expect him going anywhere anytime soon.


Just because these guys had some success under a previous administration somewhere else, they’re not magically going to be going anywhere. Those are two people I like, just as examples of people who have worked under the previous administration. I’m very amused by that. That’s a narrative I see so-called wrestling writers pushing every day. It’s pretty amusing.”

The speculation is likely to continue despite Tony Khan’s best efforts to stop it. In his mind, his top stars are all secure in their positions in AEW. There might be few who jump, but Khan finds the idea of former WWE stars under contract to AEW changing their minds amusing.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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