AEW currently has two television shows, AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage. The company also tapes matches and airs them on YouTube on AEW Dark and AEW Dark: Elevation. AEW held its first house show, “The House Always Wins,” in April 2021, however it was a one-time event. Tony Khan recently stated that he wants to grow AEW’s content and possibly hold more live events.
Tony Khan was asked on Busted Open Radio to suggest something he wants AEW to improve in 2023. He emphasized that he wants to expand the content lineup and make better use of the people on the roster. Khan added that he believes AEW may do more live events, and he pointed out the addition of Jeff Jarrett as Director of Business Development as one potential step in that direction.
I think in 2023, I would love to expand our content, and we have such a great roster. I think I can utilize the people on the roster even more, and there’s ways we can do that by expanding the content, doing more shows, and I do think live events is something we could do more of, and we have the potential to do that. We have the wrestlers, and we have the interest around the country, and there’s markets that we’re just now hitting for the first time in years.
We have that capacity. That’s one of the reasons I wanna do more live events and increase our live event revenue, bring it up because that’s one of the reasons I brought in somebody who has such great experience there in Jeff Jarrett, who has worked in the office of, I guess at least four promotions, off the top of my head, if not more and wrestled in countless promotions.
So certainly Jeff’s experiences are so valuable in that area. So as we expand live events, I think Jeff, with his experience there, will be a great person to help grow that part of the company, in addition to being a great wrestler.
AEW hiring Jeff Jarrett really brought a lot of attention, and much curiosity. We’ll have to see how things work out, but Double J was an early casualty of Triple H moving into a greater leadership role in WWE. Luckily for Jarrett, Tony Khan had a spot for someone with his talents.
Tony Khan is not immune to controversial decisions, as previously reported, he is considering stripping Rosa of her title due to her lengthy inactivity. Thunder Rosa successfully defended her title against Jamie Hayter at Battle of the Belts III. However, Rosa confirmed just over two weeks later that she was taking time off due to injury and won’t be able to defend her title any longer.
Toni Storm stepped up and won the title at AEW All Out, becoming the Interim AEW Women’s World Champion. We’ll have to see who is AEW Women’s World Champion by the time AEW gets their live event schedule together. Who knows what Tony Khan has planned for us next? To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Ringside News.
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