AEW President Tony Khan is very passionate about pro wrestling, and no one can doubt that now. He also says things from time to time that end up not being received well by fans. He also made a bizarre claim recently.
On the other hand, Paul Heyman remains one of the most well-known and established names in the pro wrestling world for decades. His mind for the industry is second to none, as Heyman truly understands the business.
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, the AEW President claimed that people he has been told by fans that he is similar to Paul Heyman.
“The person I have people come up to me and say, as far as being a fan who was around pro wrestling and wrestlers for a long time and then jumped into the business, the person I think I get compared to most often of, ‘You remind me of this person,’ I think we’re really different people and I haven’t talked to him or gotten or see him in a really long time is Paul. Paul Heyman, not the other Paul (Levesque).
I grew up on that ECW stuff. Our products are different, he’s a genius and I’m not trying to compare the mindset at all, but as far as trying to keep your finger on the pulse of fans, during a commercial break, even going out and talking to fans and trying to keep them excited during the show, it means a lot to me. I’ve gotten to learn a lot from a lot of people in the wrestling business without having that official apprenticeship. I love the business so much.”
Tony Khan also recently claimed that AEW has great backstage environment. Regardless, it is doubtful many people actually compare him to Paul Heyman, for good reason.
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