After the departure of Vince McMahon from WWE and the appearance of new faces at the head of the organization, Tony Khan is optimistic that there could be changes in the company. “It’s going to change the competition, but I think that’s a good thing,” Khan said for SportsGrid, as quoted by Wrestling Inc.
“AEW’s got a big fan base. We’re on in 130 countries now around the world, and here in the US, we’ve built a great fanbase … And the competition is going to change. It’s a different person in the chair, opposite me, but I don’t think that’s going to be a bad thing for the wrestling fan necessarily”.
Tony Khan on the competition
Khan is also a bit worried about some things. Wrestling free agency is one of them, but he is still happy that there is competition in the wrestling world and that such things are necessary for a quality wrestling scene.
Khan is optimistic about the future of wrestling and these organizations. We will see what kind of changes will occur. “I think that’s always been a concern, but now probably more so than ever, I imagine great wrestlers are going to be in demand,” Tony Khan said.
“And again, I think this is probably going to be good for the wrestling fans because that’s one of the most exciting things about pro wrestling: free agency. It’s one of those things that was really missing from the sport for almost two decades before AEW came in, because there was not a legitimate competitor in the free agent market, and now there is.
I think it’s going to be some exciting times ahead, hopefully for many years to come. One of the worst things that happened, I think, in American sports in my lifetime was when WCW closed down. And there should always be another national wrestling company”.