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.
The AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view saw the best wrestlers from both promotions compete in solid matches. It was a huge success, as fans were exposed to many new wrestlers they had never seen before.
Due to this, Tony Khan made it clear he was open to collaborating with WWE in the future. However, Khan then stated that he is no longer optimistic about working with WWE.
While speaking to Ariel Helwani on The Ariel Helwani Show, Tony Khan addressed his relationship with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Khan stated that he believed they were his friends.
“I thought we were friends actually. I think we used to be friends. (…) I was not a competitor at all. I was in football. [Now?] I haven’t seen them in a long time, but I wish them the best.
I’m a big wrestling fan. I have a lot of friends around. I’m also in Florida. They’re in Florida, so it’s a small world, and they were really nice to me, you know, once upon a time as a football owner. Totally different time, but yeah, it’s been a long time.”
Tony Khan was even criticized for being optimistic about a WWE and AEW crossover. We will have to wait and see what Tony Khan has planned for his fans next.