AEW President Tony Khan truly loves professional wrestling and no one can doubt that fact. That being said, not everyone is a fan of how Khan has been handling his business in the company. There was also apparent contract tampering by WWE, which became a topic of discussion last year.

AEW held a mandatory talent meeting at the Dynamite tapings last year. Tony Khan was reportedly “fired up” at the meeting as well, where he addressed topics such as contract tampering.

The mandatory meeting included The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho and Tony Schiavone. It was previously reported that AEW’s Chief Legal Officer reached out to WWE’s Nick Khan and Stephanie McMahon via an email/message regarding the contract tampering allegations as well.

As previously reported, WWE contacted multiple AEW stars about jumping ship. While speaking to The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, Tony Khan talked about the alleged tampering. Khan noted that he cannot confirm that independently, but a lot of staff and wrestlers of AEW told him about contract tampering.


I can’t really comment on what their (WWE) internal struggles, internal strife’s are because I don’t work there and I’m not there. I can only speak to the challenges we’ve had and I got a lot of wrestlers come to me and allege that WWE reached out to them to tamper with their contracts and ask them to break their contracts. I can’t confirm that specifically. I can only tell you what the wrestlers have come to me and said. But I’ve had multiple wrestlers and staff report that to me. It was very disturbing, and I’ve had to go out and try to put on good shows despite this alleged tampering, stuff like that. But frankly, I don’t think it’s stopped us because the quality of the product and the quality of the shows is at an all-time high right now.

Chris Jericho even alluded to this tampering last year. Regardless, we will have to wait and see what Tony Khan has in store for fans in the coming weeks.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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