AEW President Tony Khan made waves across social media with his remarks about WWE during his appearance on the NFL Network Thursday night while disccusing the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft.

Khan, known for his outspoken nature and previous clashes with WWE, didn’t hold back as he compared AEW to being the Pepsi of professional wrestling in the face of WWE’s dominance. Drawing a stark analogy, he likened WWE to the disgraced former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein.

“AEW, we’ve been doing this for five years, we are the most successful sports start-up since the AFL, pre-merger. There has not been a challenger brand that has gained as much market share as AEW in many many years. We are like the Pepsi of pro wrestling. We’re up against an evil juggernaut. WWE is our competitor, that’s who we’re facing. AEW, like the Pepsi of pro wrestling. WWE is like the Harvey Weinstein of pro wrestling. I’m really proud of what we do down here.”

Khan’s comparison underscores the intense rivalry between the two wrestling promotions and sheds light on the challenges faced by AEW as it strives to carve out its place in the industry. With his remarks igniting a firestorm on social media, it’s evident that the battle between AEW and WWE continues to capture the attention of fans and pundits alike.


Tony Khan’s comparison between AEW and WWE certainly stirred up a lot of conversation online. It’s clear that he’s not shy about expressing his views on the wrestling industry and the competition between the two promotions. What are your thoughts on Khan’s remarks? Do you think they accurately reflect the dynamics between AEW and WWE? Let us know in the comments.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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