Tony Khan Believes There's 'True Competition' Between AEW & WWE
The AEW CEO is relishing the battle
All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan believes there is 'a true competition' between his company and WWE, and is relishing the role of the up-and-coming challenger.
Khan feel wrestling fans have been searching for an alternative to WWE for a while and thinks AEW has the opportunity to carve out a true legacy for themselves.
Speaking on the WFAN’s Moose and Maggie show, Khan said: "It’s intense. It is a competition. There is no way around it. It’s a true competition. I’m really excited about being a challenger brand and taking on a huge company.
"And I think for a long time fans were demanding an alternative, and AEW on TNT has given them that. Normally we do our show on Wednesday nights.. I’m doing a special Friday Night Dynamite this week. And then in a couple weeks we return to our Wednesday timeslot, and we’ll be on Wednesday’s from here on out.
"We’ve really carved out a great fanbase, and Wednesday nights we’ve made a great tradition for ourselves. We had competition on Wednesday nights and we don’t anymore. I think we were very successful head to head against other wrestling on Wednesday nights, we’ve carved out that night for ourselves.
"In the fall we’re also going to be doing a show called Rampage that will also be on Friday nights. And I think, hopefully, with the Friday Night Dynamite we’re this week and the shows we’ve been doing recently, we’re building a nice tradition of AEW on Friday night also."
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