AEW President has a well-known passion for professional wrestling. Despite this, his leadership has been called into question recently by fans who have raised concerns about his questionable booking decisions and controversial statements. These factors have led many fans to question his ability to effectively lead the company. In fact, Khan made an interesting statement regarding the future of AEW pay-per-views.
Since its launch in 2019, AEW has made significant strides in establishing itself as a major player in the professional wrestling industry. The company has undergone a transformation in terms of presentation, atmosphere, and approach, moving away from its independent roots to establish a unique and distinctive brand. These changes have helped AEW establish a strong presence and set itself apart from its competitors.
Tony Khan also managed to sign a huge deal with WarnerBros Discovery as well as TBS, which will be lasting for a while now. In fact, Khan felt very confident that the media rights for AEW will be in demand once the promotion’s deal expires.
While speaking on The Jon Chuckery Show, Tony Khan was asked whether or not he is tempted to switch to a monthly pay-per-view format. Khan stated that AEW has the capacity to expand its pay-per-view schedule, should they get the right streaming offer.
Well, we’ve been able to really make the events keep that super special feel, where there is so much anticipation building up to Revolution, Double or Nothing, Forbidden Door now, and of course, All Out and Full Gear,” said Khan. “I think that with the current model we have, which is a la carte pay-per-view, true pay-per-view like so many of us grew up with, it makes a lot of sense. The price is about $49.99, and if somebody’s going to give us that $49.99, I would like them to feel like they’re getting a show they’ve really looked forward to for a long time and are getting maximum value.
“There are different ways to deliver shows now in the streaming economy, but I think in this current setup, we have a great calendar,” he continued. “If the delivery method changed or streaming enters the conversation for AEW because an AEW streaming platform is something I get asked about every day; I think for us right now, the way we’re doing pay-per-view makes sense, but if the right offer came along on streaming to expand the calendar, that’s something we have the capacity to do. I would only want to do it if we can make sure that we keep Revolution, Double or Nothing, Forbidden Door, All Out, and Full Gear as premium, top-end events like they are right now.”
Tony Khan is already working on getting a streaming service for AEW, one way or the other. Regardless, we will have to wait and see whether Tony Khan will manage to sell AEW’s media rights in the future.
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