Tony Khan Addresses Potentially Launching An AEW Streaming Service
Tony Khan talks the possibility of an AEW streaming service
With the recent relaunch of Ring of Honor’s HonorClub streaming service, fans wondered if All Elite Wrestling could either put their content on the platform, or indeed create their own streaming service.
Now, AEW and ROH President Tony Khan has given his thoughts on an AEW streaming platform, saying the following to Uproxx:
“We’ve done 174 episodes of Dynamite, 80 episodes of AEW Rampage, our 17th pay-per-view event will be March 5 in Revolution, so we’ve done hundreds and hundreds of hours of AEW content in our library,” Khan says. “I also purchased Ring of Honor last year, which is a great promotion with over 20 years of history, thousands of hours of video in their library. So overall, AEW has access to so many great wrestling events, including some events that are widely considered to be some of the best wrestling events of all time. There’s a lot of interest in this library as well as the new weekly content we continue to produce each week, and I do think there’s a lot of demand for the library and it makes a lot of sense for us to try to make that AEW library available to fans all over the world on demand.”
Khan stressed that although he is in charge of both AEW and ROH, he wants them to exist as separate entities:
“AEW and Ring of Honor both have a great legacy. There are some of the biggest stars in wrestling who won championships in both promotions. Even today, Samoa Joe, the ‘King of Television’, is a TV champion representing both promotions as the TNT champion of AEW and the Ring of Honor World Television champion simultaneously and is a Hall of Fame star, a first-ballot Hall of Famer for Ring of Honor and one of the biggest names in AEW. And both companies have had a great relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling historically. And now I think that the promotions compliment each other very well. But I want to run them as separate promotions that exist in the same metaverse of pro wrestling along with New Japan Pro Wrestling and some of our other partners,” said Khan.