Tony Khan Wants To Avoid ROH TV Competing With NFL
Thursday nights for ROH?
Since acquiring Ring Of Honor in March of 2022, Tony Khan has yet to secure a TV deal for the promotion, although the AEW President noted he is focusing on working out a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery at the moment before he considers other options.
Once a TV deal is secured, when exactly ROH TV will air will need to be considered and Khan revealed on the SportsGrid show that he wants to avoid competing with the NFL.
"It is a great thought [ROH television airing on Thursdays], I think it makes a lot of sense. There's tons of different times. Thursdays make sense but I don't really want to compete with Thursday Night Football but if the show was at seven then you probably wouldn't be competing with Thursday Night Football because our games kick-off after eight," Khan said.
"On the other hand, there's great history of wrestling on the weekends. I definitely would never put on a show that would compete with Dynamite on Wednesday nights on TBS or Rampage, Friday nights on TNT. So outside of that, I also don't want to compete with the NFL because I'm a part of the NFL and also, anybody who competes with the NFL is going to get crushed and so, it just doesn't make sense for anybody including AEW or anyone to try to compete with the NFL because the NFL's the greatest sporting league in the world and we are the most powerful media machine on the planet."
Beyond his responsibilities with All Elite Wrestling and Ring Of Honor, Tony Khan is the Chief Football Strategy Officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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