During an appearance on The Maggie and Perloff Show, Tony Khan was asked if by any chance he was really interested in appearing WWE and he replied: "I'm interested in the news that there is potentially a sales process and certainly, I think that we have shown, when there are acquisitions and transactions, that we are capable of making some big signings.My father stepped up with (Jacksonville) Jaguars and Fulham FC in the Premier League and did a great job building the club and put resources into it and we're playing football at a high level.
With AEW, we have shown that we can build a society. Even when I bought Ring Of Honor, it's a very different thing than WWE, but Ring Of Honor is a company with 20 years of history and I've really enjoyed running it and we've shown that we're always on top on every metric corporate since we relaunched it and everything will always improve.
AEW is my main focus, but certainly, when that news is out there, it's very interesting. Stay tuned AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage, you never know when I'm going to talk about something. On the other hand, it is very preliminary to talk about that process.
If there is a process, which appears to be there, I'm interested in being part of it."
Tony Khan doesn't rule anything out
In the last few hours, there has been a lot of talk about the possibility that the owners of AEW are the ones who would buy WWE, as was done with ROH, the problem is that WWE definitely has much higher costs than Ring Of Honor and it would not be an investment that everyone could face, although the Khan family is certainly not exactly without the money to be able to do it if they wanted to, but compared perhaps to giants like Disney, there is a bit of a difference.
"I'm sure the Khans could pool the money to buy it if they wanted to but it would be very expensive and if the TV rights and their deals change for the worse, it's also a bad investment. WWE and its future has become truly, really addicted to TV rights,” PWInsider's Mike Johnson said.
In an article by Mike Piellucci in D Magazine, Tony Khan expressed his surprise at how WWE utilized Sting during his time under contract with them. "He [Sting] definitely had a lot more to offer than he’d be asked or allowed to show.
To know that a wrestling company could have somebody like Sting—or really, specifically, Sting himself, because there’s nobody like Sting—under contract, and he would want to work, and they wouldn’t want to use him, it makes no sense to me."