Tony Khan Speaks About Possible New PPV Format



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Tony Khan Speaks About Possible New PPV Format

Tony Khan, current AEW President, spoke about possibly changing the format of the PPV events. AEW is all set to host the Forbidden Door Event this week. On a media call, he spoke about the length of the PPV. Khan spoke about possibly having a Forbidden Door 2 after Sunday’s event.

Khan admitted that these days, it makes sense to have a 2-day event.

Tony Khan Suggests Changing Format For PPV Events in the Future

“There’s so many stars in pro wrestling right now between the two companies and it’s fascinating,” Khan said to ComicBook.com’s Connor Casey.

“WWE had an interesting approach to it, to be honest. I don’t think it’s something anybody in AEW besides me has ever entertained, but I see it’s not only lucrative business-wise but there are so many stars in AEW, and frankly, [NJPW] thought they had enough people to do two nights of a show, and now, Wrestle Kingdom has gone to two nights.

We have never done anything like that, but you all told me that I try to pack a lot into four hours. And plus, it’s a PPV, so I get that there are so many people it’s hard to [fit] all the stars in”. Khan was actually referring to a previous exchange that he had with Nick Hausman after AEW Double or Nothing.

AEW Double or Nothing ran for nearly 5 hours. Both of them spoke about the event’s extended time. According to Khan, it actually made sense for the event to go that long. “I will listen to the feedback of the fans,” Khan also added during that scrum.

“Revolution had a pretty good response and commercially, the show was really successful and had similar length bell-to-bell [to other AEW shows]… But like I said, I’ll listen to the feedback. This was a unique circumstance”.

Khan also spoke about the 4-hour format that was used at the 2021 Full Gear event. That was the blueprint for the four-hour event. Meanwhile, the Forbidden Door event will most likely last for more than five hours. This will also include a post-show scrum.

“I really like the format and length of the shows, the four-hour main card, plus the Buy-In with a pre-show match or two,” Tony Khan said about the Full Gear event of 2021. “It’s a good length of the card and we found something that works for us really well”.