AEW President Tony Khan is famous for a variety of reasons. He truly loves professional wrestling and fans are glad he is the one calling the shots in AEW, for the most part. He also doesn’t make many appearances on AEW television and Khan has now explained why that is the case.
Vince McMahon was heavily involved in major WWE storylines over the years and Eric Bischoff had a prominent role in the nWo during the heydays of WCW. However, Khan has never involved himself in a major way with any storyline that much.
The AEW President is the primary booker for the company and this has led to mixed results so far, over the course of four years. That being said, many fans are fine with Khan not being a prominent figure on AEW television.
While speaking on the Jon Chuckery Show, AEW President Tony Khan made it clear that he has no intention of being a permanent character on AEW television. Khan then went on to explain why he does not appear on AEW television much either.
“First of all, I really don’t want to do that. I don’t want to attract or take away any time from the great wrestlers in AEW. So I really try to limit the on-screen appearances I make,” he said. “When I do come out, it’s generally easier to make a very special announcement or specific instructions. I believe that’s served us very well, and that’s the role I would like to keep; more of being a device on the show than actually taking up a lot of time.
I don’t really want to be a character taking up a lot of time on the show. But, I also like answering people’s hypothetical phone questions. So I think, in my limited appearances, I do like representing the company, which is a babyface company, generally in a babyface role. I don’t think it’s really my role to be out there trying to get heat. If we needed that or were really up against it, maybe I would try that, but I don’t think there’s any need or really any demand for that. I think the way we’re doing it now is very well.”
Tony Khan was also criticized for stroking his ego with repeated AEW television appearances. We’ll have to see if he makes himself known on television in the future, but he is still known to appear in front of the live crowd to yell “Let’s f*cking go!” as he hypes fans for Dynamite and Rampage.
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