AEW's main man, Tony Khan, commented to The Ringer about his impression of the fans. Khan has always wanted to be connected with wrestling fans and give them what they want. “That’s been the biggest difference: Connecting with real people and seeing what they like, and balancing that with what I want to do.
But frankly, I want to do it because I want to have a great promotion that the fans want to see,” Khan said. “I’m a big wrestling fan, and I want the other wrestling fans to like it. I do think I share tastes with a lot of our fans because I enjoy the shows too.
A lot of the stuff they like, I also like, and if some of the stuff we put on the air doesn’t go perfect, I would probably agree with them that it didn’t go perfect. I like staying on the pulse of the online wrestling community”.
- Khan said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Tony Khan has gained experience in various 'sports teams' This kind of experience helped him in the wrestling scene as well. Khan knows how to work with people, motivate them and make them stars.
“My experiences in pro sports, working in the NFL, and particularly as director of football for Fulham, I have seen that the difference between being a fan and working in the industry is that you have to be a people person, and also that people are the key factor,” Khan explained.
“Just the simple act of telling people what they’re going to do is very different in real life when you’re dealing with actual human people and trying to get them to do things in a way that they’re actually going to feel good about it, whether it’s football or wrestling.
You also have all these people with great ideas, but there are a lot of ideas that you can’t do, either because they’re not possible logistically, or the people are already involved in something else, so it doesn’t fit the schedule.
Other times they’re just things you wouldn’t want to do. A lot of it comes down to trusting your instincts”.