Tony Khan Calls WWE The "Harvey Weinstein Of Pro Wrestling"

Tony Khan names WWE the "Harvey Weinstein of pro wrestling"

Tony Khan takes another shot at WWE.

The AEW President has been a busy man over the past couple of days. He was first taken out by The Elite on AEW Dynamite, taking a Tony Khan Driver from The Young Bucks. Khan has sold the effects of the attack, sporting a neck brace during the first round of the NFL Draft. 

Khan, while still wearing the neck brace, appeared on the NFL Network to discuss the angle. While commenting on what his father Shad Khan thought of the attack, Tony said:  

"AEW, we've been doing this for five years, we are the most successful sports start-up since the AFL, pre-merger. There has not been a challenger brand that has gained as much market share as AEW in many many years. We are like the Pepsi of pro wrestling. We're up against an evil juggernaut. WWE is our competitor, that's who we're facing. AEW, like the Pepsi of pro wrestling. WWE is like the Harvey Weinstein of pro wrestling. I'm really proud of what we do down here."

Tony Khan has described AEW as the Pepsi of pro wrestling since 2022 and the promotion has operated very much as a challenger brand since AEW's founding in 2019, having even taken inspiration from Burger King when taking shots at WWE. Khan recently expressed that AEW and WWE hate each other and it is a "natural resource that powers the industry." 

Harvey Weinstein is a former film producer and convicted sex offender. He had been serving a 23-year prison sentence following a criminal conviction in New York in 2020 for two sex crimes. This conviction has since been overturned and a retrial has been ordered. Weinstein was sentenced to a further 16 years in prison after he was found guilty of rape and sexual assault in 2022 in California and he remains incarcerated. 

WWE has been marred in scandal in recent years and Vince McMahon resigned as TKO Executive Chairman in January 2024 after Janel Grant accused him of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and physical and emotional abuse in a lawsuit that also named WWE and John Laurinaitis as defendants. Federal authorities continue to investigate allegations of sexual assault against McMahon stretching back to the 1980s. 

H/T Fightful

Share this post

WWE PG Era Officially Over

All The Results From Night One Of The WWE Draft

Aidan Gibbons

Written by Aidan Gibbons

Editor-in-Chief of Twitter: @theaidangibbons