AEW President Tony Khan addressed the New York Post report about WWE’s TV rights negotiations and the potential involvement of Warner Brothers Discovery in recent interview with John Pollock and Brandon Thurston for POST Wrestling.
While Khan didn’t delve into the specifics of the contract between AEW and Warner Brothers Discovery, he emphasized the strong commitment they have shown to AEW through shows like AEW Dynamite and the upcoming AEW Collision. Khan expressed confidence in the partnership and stated that it exemplifies the full commitment Warner Brothers Discovery has towards AEW.
“I don’t want to talk too much about the contract we have with Warner Brothers Discovery, but I definitely have some pretty favorable things in there, and given the commitment that Warner Brothers Discovery is making for AEW with Collision and Dynamite, I think it really shows that they’re fully committed to AEW. We just had AEW All Access also launch on Max, in addition to being on TBS every Wednesday night and on TNT every Friday and now every Saturday night, starting this week with the launch of Collision.”
Regarding Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s interest in wrestling, Khan believed that Zaslav has indeed become a wrestling fan. He described Zaslav as a strong supporter of AEW and highlighted Zaslav’s statement about wanting two more hours of AEW television as a significant vote of confidence for the company.
Khan expressed gratitude for Zaslav’s support and the opportunity to deliver on his request by launching AEW Collision on Saturday nights. He believes that this quick turnaround and the ability to create a great show with AEW Collision further solidify the strong partnership between AEW and Warner Brothers Discovery.
“I think so. I think so. I really believe David Zaslav has been a very, very strong supporter of AEW. I believe when he came in and said, ‘I want two more hours of AEW on Saturday nights,’ that was one of the biggest votes of confidence that you could give us, and it was certainly very favorable for us to hear that he wanted that, and then to be able to deliver in a very quick turnaround and put together what I think is going to be a great, great show with AEW Collision every Saturday night.”
While Khan didn’t provide specific details about WWE’s TV rights negotiations or any potential involvement of Warner Brothers Discovery, his comments suggest that AEW is confident in its partnership and remains focused on delivering quality content to its fans.
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