Tony Khan: AEW And WWE Are Worth More Against Each Other
WWE & AEW go head-to-head tonight
Tony Khan believes WWE and All Elite Wrestling have a greater value when they're competing against each other, because the competition drives wrestling as a whole to be better.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown and AEW Rampage will go head-to-head for the very first time this week, bringing back memories of the 1990s and the 'Monday Night Wars'.
AEW and WWE have both engaged in 'reactionary booking' in response to the other promotion in recent weeks and AEW President Khan feels the competition is ultimately for the betterment of the entire industry.
Speaking to Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post, Khan said: "In wrestling, we’re worth more against each other and we’re better off against each other. I believe there is greater value in the wrestling market when we’re fighting and people want to see competition in wrestling.
"I think it’s one of the reasons people lost interest in wrestling was because there was not true competition for 20 years. Now with AEW in the mix and competition back in wrestling, I think there are more people excited about wrestling than there have been in a long time with the free-agent movement and good shows.
"At the end of the day, it has to be good shows. Through the 90s there were a lot of great wrestling shows. Every week, every month there would be great stories and great matches and you couldn’t miss it. I think it’s starting to get that way again."