Tony Khan: Malakai Black And Andrade Are Box Office Attractions

The former NXT Champions made their way to AEW this Summer

Andrade El Idolo and Malakai Black made huge splashes when they left WWE for AEW this Summer, with the former NXT Champions currently engaged in high profile feuds with Death Triangle and Cody Rhodes respectively.

Fans believe WWE wasted both men, with many pegging the pair as future World Champions, but AEW President Tony Khan insists that they will be properly utilised box office attractions in AEW.

“They have huge, huge potential,” said Khan to The New York Post “They’re both well known wrestling stars already, and we’ve had some good success already in AEW in terms of people arriving. They had wrestled on a national stage before, they wanted to redefine their career and I love working with people like that. I love working with motivated people that really care that are passionate about wrestling. I think in the case of both Malakai Black and Andrade El Idolo, they’re very different, they’re both huge stars in my opinion. They both have potential to become bigger stars and box office attractions for us.” 

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