AEW has had a lot of injury problems this year. Tony Khan is trying to find a solution to the problems, and in an interview with the Daily Star, he talked about the impact of injuries and the development of the situation. “Chris Jericho was the first champion in AEW’s history, and the first pay-per-view was built around Chris Jericho versus Kenny Omega, and at the end of that Jon Moxley debuted,” Khan said, as quoted by Wrestling Inc.
“They were the first three champions in the history of AEW and, for the first couple of years of AEW, it was all built around [them] as champions … At the end of 2021, all three of them were out for extended periods, for very different reasons.
Tony Khan and the problems
The biggest names of this organization got injured and caused a big problem for Khan. “We had three new stars step in last year and carried us in 2022 with the fights they were in … CM Punk versus MJF, Adam Cole versus Orange Cassidy, and Hangman Page versus Bryan Danielson.
Those three new faces all figured hugely, and now all three of them have been out, and it has been Jericho and Mox who’ve been a huge part in carrying the company through and weathering the storm. We’ve had such a great summer thanks to all the great wrestlers we have in AEW, but those two certainly have been a huge part of it”.
However, their return is expected soon, which can especially please the owner of AEW. “With Bryan Danielson back on Wednesday night, we’re getting closer to an AEW at full strength,” Tony Khan said. “Seeing AEW with all of our top stars finally back at the same time would be really exciting, and I think that’s where we’re heading towards. The shows are getting stronger, and the roster is getting stronger and healthier every week”.