AEW has certainly come a long way since its inception back in 2019. The product has undergone many changes since then, but quite a few improvements can still be made. Tony Khan took a shot at WWE’s deal with Saudi Arabia recently.

AEW President Tony Khan is very passionate about pro wrestling and that is without question. However, Khan has the tendency of saying very odd things from time to time.

While speaking on News 12, Tony Khan acknowledged there were a surplus amount of AEW events taking place in the Northeastern states in general and the New York City metro area in particular. He then took a shot at WWE’s deal with Saudi Arabia.

“We’re running a lot of great shows around the Northeast — it’s so many great wrestling markets in one geographic region,” he said, adding an unsubtle dig at WWE. “I’ll say it, the crown jewel of wrestling markets — the real crown jewel of wrestling markets, not some BS overseas in Saudi Arabia.


“New York City is where you want to be. And I love, love, love New York. And as a wrestling fan, I’ve had a special connection to the city. Some of my first memories of watching sporting sports in New York are watching the Bulls and the Knicks and watching the Bears and the Giants. … But, really, for me, wrestling has been my first love, so as a sports fan you can’t be a wrestling fan without loving New York City [and] without having this great connection to the fans up here.”

WWE Crown Jewel will be headlined by Roman Reigns defending his titles against Logan Paul on November 5th. We will have to wait and see how the event will turn out to be.

What’s your take on what Tony Khan said? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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