AEW President Tony Khan is certainly not lacking when it comes to his love for professional wrestling. That being said, many fans have started to question his skills as President due to his questionable booking decisions and remarks over the past year. Khan has always tried to see AEW as proper competition to WWE, but it seems Jim Cornette believes WWE doesn’t take Khan seriously.
In 2021, there were reports of discussions between WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling regarding a potential partnership, led by then-WWE President Nick Khan. The goal of these talks was for WWE to become the exclusive United States partner for NJPW, as part of Khan’s efforts to expand WWE’s reach and global presence.
As fans know, the deal never got finalized. Tony Khan cut a very scathing promo during an interview on Nick Khan’s actions, which certainly got a lot of attention from various sources. Tony Khan would even go on to call Nick Khan a con man in his promo.
Recently, WWE CEO Nick Khan was asked to comment on Tony Khan and he simply referred to Tony Khan as a ‘nice kid.’ While speaking on his Drive-Thru podcast, Jim Cornette stated that he believes WWE doesn’t take Tony Khan seriously.
“WWE has given themselves more trouble over the last three years than AEW has, either through the bad booking or Vince’s fu*king public shenanigans.
So I think what Nick Khan is, you know, referring to in very thin veiled threats, is what I am trying to say, that they don’t take Tony Khan seriously and they are talking about billions of dollars in a worldwide global business and not.
You know he has all the respect in the world for the guy’s dad, guy’s dad is giving the kid some money to play with and that’s what they’ve got.”
Nick Khan also doesn’t think AEW is a threat whatsoever. That being said, Tony Khan is likely to respond to what Nick Khan said one way or the other and that’s unlikely to change.
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