Tony Khan is working as AEW President and he spoke CM Punk vs Darby Allin. The Match is going to take place on Sunday at the AEW All Out PPV, which is all set to be AEW’s biggest PPV to date. Tony Khan and AEW kept CM Punk’s debut a secret, but rumors spread quickly.
Also, AEW teased CM Punk’s debut through Darby Allin weeks before CM Punk actually appeared. CM Punk started a feud with Darby Allin as soon as he made his debut and they shared the ring recently with legendary wrestling Icon, Sting.
Tony Khan recently stated that he is excited to see CM Punk and Darby Allin perform. He was on the AEW Unrestricted Podcast.
Tony Khan Speaks About PPV Success and CM Punk vs Darby Allin
“It doesn’t get much bigger than the return of CM Punk as a pay-per-view attraction.
For us, we haven’t experienced anything like the interest we’ve had. Every business metric, whether it’s merchandising, the pay-per-view buys, or ticket sales for The First Dance and TV ratings all at an all time high and it’s great because the business was already trending at an all-time high when he came in.
“So we took the h*ttest product in wrestling and made it even h*tter with the arrival of CM Punk at The First Dance, and now to come back to the Chicago area, to have CM Punk and Darby Allin one-on-one, I think it’s the most exciting thing we’ve ever presented.
And it’s going to drive more business for us than anything, and the great part is we’re going to bring new fans in”. AEW also has enormous success in PPVs. This surprised a lot of people as for a new wrestling promotion, they are doing quite well.
“We’ve built a huge, huge pay-per-view audience. It’s unprecedented,” Tony Khan said. “No other wrestling company, outside of WWE, for the past 20 years has done any pay-per-views like the nine we’ve done so far.
All nine of our pay-per-views are far, far, far ahead of what anybody else has achieved in the past 20 years in the pay-per-view universe, besides WWE who was, really, the lone wolf in running big pay-per-views for a long time.
And since we’ve come along, we’ve built a big audience, but this show is going to do far more traffic than anything we’ve ever done, which speaks volumes because we’ve been so successful. There’s not been a show like this outside of one company in the past over 20 years that’s drawn remotely this kind of interest. So, it’s pretty special”.