Vince McMahon stepped away from WWE in what became the biggest news to come out of the pro wrestling world in a long time. McMahon is currently being investigation in regard to hush money scandal. In Tony Khan’s eyes, his company has the most to gain.

Triple H replaced Vince McMahon as WWE’s creative head. There were some other changes in the company as well. John Laurinaitis was quietly let go by the company.

Triple H took over and made some drastic changes to the product, which won him praise from many fans who had been wanting to see change for a very long time. It turns out that AEW President Tony Khan was also hoping for the same.

Khan recently sat down with DAZN for an interview. The AEW head honcho noted that WWE’s regime change led to better things for the pro wrestling world.


“I think that’s a good thing in some ways. If you like good wrestling, you’re just more likely to want to see it because our competitor has been doing better shows recently than they had been doing… I think they’ve been better. It seems like that’s the consensus among people who watch them.

“I think in general, if it’s gonna get more people watching wrestling, that’s probably not gonna hurt any wrestling company. And we stand to gain the most in many ways because if you’re a big wrestling fan, and if you’ve been away…you might be saying ‘Where are Chris Jericho and Bryan Danielson? CM Punk’s back?

“So as we get to an exciting point of a lot of people coming back to the company, but a lot of new fans also…hopefully they want to embrace the new wrestlers in AEW and also a lot of the big names in AEW that you’ll be able to see on a regular basis, people that are on the show every week and have been going all summer like Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley.

“Then again, whenever CM Punk is back, there’s a big setup for an undisputed championship to be crowned. I think if you’re a fan of good wrestling, it’d be a great time to step back in and check it out because right now, there’s a lot of good wrestling on TV.”

Khan has previously asserted that that WWE’s change in competition wasn’t bad thing. In the end, TK will be competing against another person’s show, and that’s not really a bad thing.

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