Tony Khan has a track record of attracting some of the most gifted wrestling talents to AEW, while also forming vital strategic relationships. The wrestling promotion has been around since 2019 and it has already established itself as a major competitor to WWE.

In just the first few weeks of 2024, AEW has already made significant waves with its Revolution event and international star acquisitions, setting the stage for what CEO Tony Khan predicts will be a monumental year ahead.

During AEW Revolution media call, Khan expressed his anticipation for 2025, seeing it as the moment when AEW solidifies its position as a major player in the wrestling industry for years to come.

“I think 2025 is going to go down as the year where AEW really took the leap from being a start-up company to being the established challenger player in pro wrestling for decades to come.”

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Khan further revealed that back in 2020, he laid out a strategic roadmap spanning five years for AEW’s trajectory, and he expressed satisfaction that the plan is on track to being completed. He pointed to developments such as the negotiations for media rights concerning Dynamite, Rampage, and Collision, alongside the recent decision to expand the pay-per-view lineup to nine events in 2024, as key factors contributing to the company’s continued growth.

Meanwhile, AEW’s existing media rights arrangement with Warner Brothers Discovery is expected to expire at the end of 2024. That implies there will be key negotiations before the end of the year to determine if WBD wants to maintain AEW content on their networks or whether Khan would have to find a new home for AEW’s three weekly shows.

What do you think of AEW’s plans for 2025? Do you think they’ll eclipse WWE with their success? Let us know in the comments!

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