AEW President Tony Khan is always vocal about his company’s accomplishments and he is willing to help out whenever possible and that’s what he has been doing by getting involved in one of AEW’s biggest storylines and he has now revealed the reason for his frequent appearances on AEW televisions.

In recent weeks, Tony Khan has been more visibly involved in AEW programming than in the past. This increased presence was evident when he was dropped by The Young Bucks with a Tony Khan Driver on the April 24 episode of AEW Dynamite. Khan then made a return appearance on the May 22 episode, where he helped Darby Allin’s entrance to the show after The Young Bucks had barred him from entering.

During the AEW Double or Nothing media call, Tony Khan was asked about his approach to appearing on AEW television. Khan emphasized that he had consciously limited his on-screen appearances over the past five years, ensuring that the focus remained primarily on the wrestlers and the wrestling. He estimated that less than one-tenth of 1% of television time had been devoted to him during this period. Khan expressed his commitment to being present at live events, engaging with fans, and signing autographs whenever possible, but he reiterated the importance of keeping the spotlight on the wrestlers during televised shows.

Khan elaborated on the recent storyline involving Team AEW, which saw adjustments due to Eddie Kingston’s injury. He highlighted how the team members represented different eras of AEW and stressed the significance of having Darby Allin and Bryan Danielson stand tall on the May 22 episode of AEW Dynamite.


Khan explained that he felt compelled to intervene in the storyline to ensure Darby’s entrance into the arena, as it was crucial for the fans to see him and for him to support Bryan Danielson. Despite his involvement, Khan emphasized that the focus remained on showcasing the wrestlers and their contributions to the wrestling show.

“I really tried to limit the amount of appearances I have personally made over the past five years. It would be fair to say that less than one-tenth of 1% of television time has been spent on me over the last five years. That’s how it should be. Occasionally, if a match had to be made or a major announcement, I would come out and do those things.

I am planning to visit the fans this weekend and I love being at the events before and after with the live crowd, signing autographs and taking photos whenever I can. It’s really important to me that the focus of the show is on the wrestlers and the wrestling. Even when there is a story like the struggle for control of the company. The power in the office. It’s still important to feature it in the context of a wrestling show and with the wrestlers. Even with last night, I was at most two seconds on the show. That’s how it should be.

You don’t need to see a ton of me. It should be about the wrestlers, and the reaction Darby got when he got into the arena. Because the Young Bucks banned him from the arena and Kenny Omega has been out with surgery, there was really only one person who could lift that ban. I felt that ban needed to get lifted. It was really important for the fans going into Double or Nothing for the fans to see Darby and for him to save Bryan Danielson on his birthday and for Bryan and Darby to stand tall.

FTR has been a great part of AEW. It’s a really cool Team AEW. It originally included Eddie Kingston, but when Eddie was injured in New Japan Pro-Wrestling — we’re all wishing Eddie the best and we hope he gets well soon. We all love Eddie very much and we want to see him well and back. The team changed and the circumstances changed when Eddie got hurt. An interesting aspect of this Team AEW…it was important to get Darby in the arena and I can’t wait for FTR to rejoin Bryan and Darby on Sunday. It was important Darby backed up Bryan last night and I felt like there was only one person that could get him in there. I think it’s almost important that, at most it was maybe two seconds of me, and the rest was him. It’s important to showcase the wrestlers on the wrestling show.”

Tony Khan also believes social media debates foster healthy competition. Regardless, we’ll have to wait and see whether Khan will make an appearance during AEW Double or Nothing as well.

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