AEW has certainly come a long way since its inception back in 2019. They have improved themselves in many key areas, but there is also a lot they have yet to rectify. Tony Khan also doesn’t think 2022 is AEW’s toughest year.
2022 has not necessarily been the easiest for AEW. This is largely due to the fact that many of their top stars have been out of action due to injury, and now Triple H is the head of WWE Creative.
While speaking with Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN, AEW President Tony Khan was asked whether he thinks 2022 is AEW’s toughest year. Khan stated that is not the case, as 2020 was much harder in general.
“I wouldn’t compare that to the stuff we were going through in 2020 (with the pandemic and the passing of Brodie Lee). That was horrible. But with the pandemic and shows being shut down, no live fans, having to figure out ways around that. Brodie getting sick. So your original question was, what was the hardest year? Yeah, that was for a multitude of reasons.
“Like I was saying, I don’t think those are all necessarily bad things. The wrestling business is benefiting, I think in a lot of ways from changes. You asked about it with the injuries. Well, we’ve responded pretty well to those, and people that have been out for a variety of reasons are all starting to come back. There’s a lot of light at the end of the tunnel, and we’re getting close to the end of that tunnel in many ways.
Tony Khan also claimed that AEW has great backstage environment. With AEW All Out set to take place on September 4th, we’ll have to see how the company will set up the event before then.
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