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AEW President Tony Khan on comparisons to Vince McMahon

Tony Khan AEW President

With AEW creating buzz as a big wrestling company around the industry, it’s natural that people are already comparing the promotion to WWE.

Though this is not the only comparison, and with Tony Khan being the president of the whole thing, it’s not a surprise that he is asked about Vince McMahon.

During his recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, Khan talked about Mr McMahon. He called the Boss one of his all time idols and implied that they are not at war with the company:

“Vince McMahon is one of my all time idols in terms of building a brand and sustaining a great company, and some of the greatest matches and stories have been in the World Wrestling Federation and Worldwide Wrestling Federation. So yeah, I’m a lifelong fan of their product, so it’s crazy to think that [Khan is the Vince McMahon of AEW]. I don’t think that is the case [that AEW and WWE are at war].”

Apart from this Tony Khan also discussed AEW’s TV Programming claiming that it will be in par and even better in some aspects from the shows that are currently out there.


  • Keith Learmonth

    It’s really ironic in a lot of ways, that when they were called that, the company was basically just North America only… now it truly is a global brand, and they turn the company name into an orphan initialism.

  • rob

    how i miss the name Worldwide Wrestling Federation, sounds so much better than just WWE

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    It to early to say he will be like Vince Mac. Besides it not Vince he will be completing with it going to be most likely HHH.

  • CC

    Of course they are not at war with WWE. They do not even have a full brand, weekly show or full roster yet.
    And Rome was not built in a day anyway.
    As with most other wrestling promotions out there today, AEW will be an alternative to WWE, and unless they decide to go head to head with them on Monday or Friday nights, why would fans have to choose between them as to who they watch live?

    We do not even know what TV deals they have been offered yet, and so far there has not even been a mention of international TV rights either.

    The only way they will be “at war” with WWE is if they get a TV deal close to what WWE has, and starts pulling in numbers close to WWE. Only then will there be anything that resembles a war, but that can only mean the fans benefit as WWE would really have to reconsider their product if they want to survive.
    Competition leads to quality or death.