Tony Khan, AEW President, recently appeared on the Swerve City podcast where he spoke about Elon Musk buying Twitter. He revealed that he personally does not know Elon and he believes that Twitter is important for the professional wrestling world.
He believes that wrestlers and promoters can connect with fans using Twitter.
Tony Khan Talk About Using Twitter to Get Ideas
“No, my dad knows [Elon] really well. I don’t know him at all, my dad knows him from the automobile business.
I think they’ve interacted a number of times, I don’t know him,” he said. I think Twitter is really important for pro wrestling, there’s a really big network of people. Fans, and obviously wrestlers, and people in the business and around the business.
“All kinds of people unite and bond every week over wrestling on Twitter, every day. Honestly, the fact is Twitter is a place with a lot of engagement, and I think we should embrace, for us, that for wrestling there are a lot of people who care about wrestling on there, wrestlers and fans.
They have found a really special connection, and it holds up every single week where wrestling is the top trending thing on the platform on a Wednesday night and a Friday night”. Tony Khan revealed that he was always open to receiving ideas from fans using Twitter.
He stated that the moving graphics idea that was recently displayed for the upcoming match between CM Punk and Hangman Page was taken from Twitter. “I do think we get good ideas from it, being connected with the fans and the other wrestlers.
You get ideas. Not every idea is possible, sometimes there are good ideas you just can’t do,” Tony Khan said. “There’s probably, with one or two wrestlers alone, there’s probably 76, 78 different opponents that they could have, but there are only so many people you can wrestle, especially at the same time.
I think you do get great ideas from there, and how do you incorporate them? But there are some simple things like I saw somebody saying we should use the moving graphics for the PPV. I was going to shoot Punk and Hangman for their match this past week.
But then Hangman had COVID so he was out, so we are going to shoot him next week. But we shot Punk, and people were really excited, and it was this guy [on Twitter]. I told him it was a good idea”.