AEW President Tony Khan has a lot of passion for professional wrestling. Things have not been going well for AEW for the past couple of months. The chaos that ensued after AEW All Out remains fresh in the minds of fans and pro wrestlers alike. Tony Khan is now considering expanding the number of live events.
Jeff Jarrett was appointed director of business development by AEW on Wednesday. Jarrett formerly held the role of Senior Vice President of Live Events at WWE, however, he was fired in August 2022. In an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso, Khan discussed how AEW might increase the number of live events they host in 2023.
Yes. It makes a lot of sense for AEW to expand our live calendar in 2023 and beyond. There are many places in the U.S. and all over the world where AEW is very popular, and this is a strategic opportunity to expand. We also have Ring of Honor. There are a lot of exciting possibilities for us in live events, and Jeff has such extensive experience as a third-generation businessman in pro wrestling. He’s got tremendous experience in a number of fields, including live event promotions and international distribution. His insight and knowledge are very valuable, and I’m excited to have Jeff join our great team.
AEW now hosts at least one event per week on Wednesday with AEW Dynamite. In recent weeks, AEW Rampage episodes have gone live. The company also offers its quarterly pay-per-view events.
AEW does not currently host non-televised “house show” events, and Ring of Honor does not currently have television. We’ll have to wait and see how things change in AEW in 2023. Keep an eye on Ringside News for the latest news and updates.
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