AEW President Tony Khan is truly passionate about the business and runs the company to the best of his abilities. After all, Tony Khan simply wants what’s best for the company no matter what. That being said, it appears that Khan is concerned about AEW talent getting injured in the G1 Climax tournament.

The G1 Climax tournament in NJPW is undoubtedly the most gruelling and physically demanding tournament in pro wrestling. It features pro wrestlers competing almost every night before the finals take place after a month.

While speaking on Pacific Rim, Tony Khan shared his thoughts on his wrestlers’ involvement in the event. He mentioned their participation in the G1 and previous instances where AEW talents had been part of it.

Khan expressed his excitement about having top stars from AEW represent the company in Japan, like Eddie Kingston’s participation in the G1 and Wheeler Yuta’s involvement in the Super Juniors last year. That said, he is also worried about the fact that Eddie Kingston injure himself again.


“We participate in the G1, we’ve sent people in the past, and now Eddie Kingston being a part of the G1 and Wheeler Yuta competing in the (Best of) Super Juniors last year, it gives us great opportunities to have top stars we believe in represent AEW in Japan.”

Absolutely I am [worried] but at the same time for Eddie Kingston going to the G1 is a lifelong dream for him and it’s something that he has wanted to do since he was very young and it’s something I want to make possible for him. Eddie’s a long-time fan of puroresu also and I believe that it means so much to him, it’s worth it taking that kind of a risk even though he’s coming back from a major injury and he’s been out.

For him to go back and risk re-injury, losing more time it’s terrible but the upside that he can go over, fulfill his dream, and compete in the G1, hopefully, he does very well, and he could maybe even win the G1, that would be incredible, and I know that Eddie Kingston has it in him to go over there and represent AEW very well night in, night out, that’s the kind of competitor he is and I also know how much he loves puroresu and I know how much this means to him.”

Eddie Kingston will be facing off against the likes of former IWGP Heavyweight Champions EVIL and Shingo Takagi and more throughout the tournament. We’ll have to see how Eddie Kingston will fare in the G1 Climax tournament.

What’s your view on this story? Are you looking forward to Eddie Kingston competing in the tournament? Let us know in the comments!

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