Charlie Caruso left WWE a couple of years ago and went to ESPN. As Charlie Arnolt, she was able to establish an even larger fan base outside WWE. Now, she is onto the next stop in her career, and Tony Khan might be a part of it.

While speaking to The Miami Herald, Charlie Arnolt was asked about the influence of her connection with Tony Khan on her journey to WWE. Charlie Arnolt shared how their association played a significant role, even if it wasn’t originally planned.

Arnolt then remembered an important moment when Tony Khan invited her to a WWE SmackDown event in 2016, which ultimately paved the way for her entry into the company. Additionally, the former WWE backstage interviewer mentioned that Khan has expressed interest in appearing on her show on OutKick.

“Yeah, absolutely. I don’t think I would have ended up in WWE because it was never on my radar. It was never on my radar to apply to WWE. I was a fan in middle school, but I hadn’t been a fan sense. I was born in the traditional sports world, and that was the route I intended to go down. I simultaneously had a job offer to be a news anchor in Washington D.C. at a FOX-owned-and-operated station there. I happened to also then get a job offer from WWE after the introduction. I made the introduction through the time I was backstage with Tony. So yeah, the way that happened was not intended, but it was a great opportunity. I’m so thankful to have had it. In fact, Tony, since I got the job at OutKick, has already reached out to me and said he wants to be a guest on the show that’s launching this fall. So Tony is still a very close friend of mine, and love him to death.”


Charlie Arnolt acknowledged that Tony Khan seemed to keep the possibility open of her going to AEW. She elaborated on her limited capacity for external projects during her time at ESPN but expressed optimism about exploring new opportunities now. However, Arnolt also acknowledged that WWE’s partnership with Endeavor might impact her situation, considering her current affiliation with UFC.

“Oh yeah, absolutely. I think Tony has always left the door open there. I’ve been very just, and ESPN wasn’t so keen on letting me do other opportunities while I was under their roof. So yeah, potentially now. But then there’s also the idea of Endeavor, who owns UFC, who I already work for, now owns WWE. So listen, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some type of crossover happening with another wrestling company down the road. Who’s to say, right?” 

We will have to see if Tony Khan gives an in-depth interview to Charlie Arnolt. They have quite an interesting history with each other, so Charlie might be able to pull some very good questions out of the interview.

What’s your take on Tony Khan sitting sown with Charlie Arnolt for an interview? Sound off in the comments!

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