Tony Khan Comments On Comparisons To Paul Heyman
Tony Khan and Paul E. Heyman? They're more similar than you'd think
Whilst many comparisons have been made between AEW and WCW, comparisons have also been made between AEW President Tony Khan, and former ECW Owner Paul Heyman.
Both were mavericks that attempted to shake up the status quo in American pro-wrestling, with a penchant for making sure everything went through them, and now Tony Khan has had his say, telling Busted Open Radio:
"The person I have people come up to me and say, - as far as being a fan who was around pro wrestling and wrestlers for a long time and then jumped into the business - the person I think I get compared to most often of, 'You remind me of this person,' I think we're really different people and I haven't talked to him or gotten or see him in a really long time is Paul… Paul Heyman, not the other Paul (Levesque).
“I grew up on that ECW stuff. Our products are different, he's a genius and I'm not trying to compare the mindset at all, but as far as trying to keep your finger on the pulse of fans, during a commercial break, even going out and talking to fans and trying to keep them excited during the show, it means a lot to me. I've gotten to learn a lot from a lot of people in the wrestling business without having that official apprenticeship. I love the business so much,” said Khan.