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Eric Bischoff On His Relationship With Tony Khan

Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff who is the current boss of WWE recently talked about his current relationship with the co owner of the All Elite Wrestling, Tony Khan.

Tony Khan is a business tycoon who is currently the co owner of the All Elite Wrestling as mentioned above. His father Shahid Khan is also the owner of the famous NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars. Shahid Khan is also the owner of the world famous English football team Fulham.

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Eric Bischoff On His Relationship With Tony Khan

Without any doubt, AEW is currently the biggest competition of WWE. They have signed some of the biggest names in the world of professional wrestling today. Most awaited return in professional wrestling has to be the return of CM Punk, which WWE failed to offer the fans but but AEW made The Impossible fream possible.

This is not the first time a professional wrestling promotion is giving competition to WWE. There were a lot of professional wrestling promotion that were competitions of WWE before. Promotions like WCW, ECW and TNA Wrestling, all were rivals of WWE at a time. But WWE was able to beat them all. But it would not be very easy for them to surpass AEW.

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Eric Bischoff who is the current boss of WWE recently spoke to CBS Sports’ Shakiel Mahjouri where he talked about his current relationship with the co owner of the All Elite Wrestling, Tony Khan. He said;

“We were friendly and cordial. Mutual respect there. All that good stuff. It wasn’t until recently, I was asked a question and I responded and it caused, I’m guessing, hard feelings from Tony.

“I tried to call Tony and he didn’t call me back. Someone told me, who Tony was complaining to, about how upset he was about the things that I said. He said, ‘Hey, why don’t you give Tony a call?’ I said, ‘Sure! I’m not mad at Tony.’

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“I don’t carry grudges. It doesn’t change the way I feel about Tony, I just had to express my opinion and react to something Tony actually said that involved me and I took as being disrespectful of my accomplishments and even more disrespectful, and quite frankly, ignorant, with relation to the comment he made about Ted Turner.

“That’s what I reacted to. But I wasn’t angry with Tony. When my friend said to give him a call, I thought, ‘alright, I’ll give him a call.’ I left a message and I haven’t heard back so, evidently, he’s a little pissed off. But that’s OK.”

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Booker T Thinks Tony Khan Should Concentrate On Producing Good Shows

Two times WWE Hall of Famer Booker T who is a former five times WCW World Heavyweight champion and a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion recently gave advice to the co owner of all Elite Wrestling Tony Khan about producing more good shows. Booker T thinks he should focus on producing more good shows.

The All Elite Wrestling is the biggest competition of WWE right now. WWE has been the biggest stage of professional wrestling for so many years. A lot of promotions have tried to compete with them but ultimately failed. Finally it looks like they are going to get a legit competition. The last time WWE faced a good competition was back in the late 90s when WCW was in existence. But ultimately it failed and Vince McMahon, the owner of WWE ended up buying WCW.

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Booker T Thinks Tony Khan Should Concentrate On Producing Good Shows

One year after the death of WCW, a new promotion was founded with the help of former WWE and WCW star Jeff Jarrett. The promotion what’s the famous as TNA Wrestling. At a point It looked like they are going to give a good competition to WWE. But once again WWE was able to surpass their competition. This time they did not buy their competition, just outsmarted them. The promotion is still in existence under the name of Impact Wrestling. But unfortunately it is not as good as it used to be previously.

Impact Wrestling might not be a competition of WWE right now, but there is a promotion which is showing some prospect and it looks like they might beat WWE at a point. Here we are talking about AEW who has recently produced an amazing pay per view event; All Out. The event is being compared to Wrestlemania X-Seven which is vastly accepted as the best pay per view event in the history of professional wrestling. All Out has shown AEW is going to give headache to WWE for sure.

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Booker T who is a former five times WCW World Heavyweight champion and a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion on a on a recent episode of his Hall of Fame podcast gave an advice to the co owner of all Elite Wrestling Tony Khan about producing more good shows. He said;

“I’m of the sentiment that Tony Khan is doing a lot of talking about nothing. Go out and produce a good show. At the end of the day, we’ll know who won if that’s what we’re looking for, if that’s your goal post, if that’s where you’re trying to score in. But all of this talk about what you’re doing, this and that, back and forth, I swear man, it sounds like a little school girl saying how pretty she is over the other girls on the schoolyard.

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“I could be wrong, but to me, that’s what it sounds like. It doesn’t sound like a boss. It doesn’t sound like a real boss move to be talking about something as small as that. I remember back in the day when WCW and WWE, it was head to head going down, that right there was a real war fighting for numbers. At one point, WCW took that rating war and ran with it for 83 weeks. That’s a long, damn time to say, ‘We’re winning.’

“But what happened after 83 weeks? The ball shifted and we never got the momentum back. You know why? Because there was a lot of talking going on, and a lot of guys not working keeping their eyes on the prize. My thing is, if Tony Khan is smart, and I really think the guy really is smart, he would definitely stop thinking about the fans on social media as opposed to how long can we run this thing? How big can we make this?”

H/T to WrestlingNews.co

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Tony Khan Reveals How AEW Ended Up Working With American Top Team

The current co owner, President and CEO of AEW Antony Rafiq Khan who is mostly famous under the name of Tony Khan recently revealed how AEW ended up working with American Top Team.

Tony Khan is a business tycoon who is currently the co Owner of the All Elite Wrestling as mentioned above. His father Shahid Khan is also the owner of the famous NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars. Shahid Khan is also the owner of the world famous English football team Fulham.

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Tony Khan Reveals How AEW Ended Up Working With American Top Team

Without any doubt, AEW is currently the biggest competition of WWE. They have signed some of the biggest names in the world of professional wrestling today. Most awaited return in professional wrestling has to be the return of CM Punk, which WWE failed to offer the fans but but AEW made The Impossible fream possible.

This is not the first time a professional wrestling promotion is giving competition to WWE. There were a lot of professional wrestling promotion that were competitions of WWE before. Promotions like WCW, ECW and TNA Wrestling, all were rivals of WWE at a time. But WWE was able to beat them all. But it would not be very easy for them to surpass AEW.

Antony Rafiq Khan who is mostly famous under the name of Tony Khan recently spoke to Z100 where he revealed how AEW ended up working with American Top Team. He said;

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“You know the way it happened is, I’ve never told the whole story before is about a year and a half, really a few months before the pandemic, at the beginning of 2020, I had dinner with [Jorge] Masvidal in Miami and we just talked business. We had a great talk. Then they told me that Dan’s, you know, American Top Team, Dan Lambert, have you heard of him?

“I was like, ‘Yeah, from IMPACT. He was Bobby Lashley’s manager in IMPACT. He did a really nice job.’ They said he’s a huge fan in real life, and that’s the deal is he’s like the biggest wrestling fan. I was like, ‘Oh, wow. Really? He’s pretty good, good personality. You know, I’d love to meet him sometime.’ They’re like, ‘Would you want to meet him right now?’ I was like, ‘Sure, come over and hang out.’

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“So he came over to where we’re having dinner. Fastest friends ever. Became really tight with Dan and he lived in Florida. Then through the pandemic, you know, we have a very small bubble of people and then we would have everybody who came to the shows at first before we let the fans in the outdoor seated bubble away from the wrestlers with like distancing and stuff. At first, it was really just a very small group of people.

“So Dan came in and took the COVID test and was with us in the bubble for a while and he, at one point, he brought a belt collection to show just for the historians because he has the world’s greatest wrestling belt collection. Just brought a few cool things. He has like Buddy Rogers belt. Like all this cool stuff.”

Credit: Z100. H/T 411Mania

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AEW Full Gear 2021 Potential Full Match Card Revealed

AEW Full Gear 2021 is coming up with a potentially packed match card to wrap up the PPV schedule of the All Elite Wrestling promotion for 2021. Recently, Tony Khan appeared on the “My Mom’s Basement” podcast and confirmed that “Hangman” Adam Page vs. AEW World Champion Kenny Omega for the championship will serve as the main event of the PPV.

Now more speculations are available on the full card of AEW Full Gear 2021 pay-per-view that’s reportedly been leaked. A photo recently surfaced of AEW President, CEO, General Manager & Head Of Creative Tony Khan at the October 10 NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars, from a Forbes video profile. Khan was seen holding a notepad with notes for the PPV written on a piece of paper.

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While the handwriting is hard to figure out, it seems like the match card plans for AEW Full Gear 2021 may have been revealed. It’s to be noted that, Khan has Page’s name circled on the notepad, possibly indicating that there he may end up winning the AEW World Title at the pay-per-view.

Possible match card for AEW Full Gear 2021

The following matches were listed for AEW Full Gear 2021 as per the written notes of Tony Khan,

* “Hangman” Adam Page vs. AEW World Champion Kenny Omega

* Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson

* The Inner Circle vs. American Top Team

* MJF vs. Darby Allin

* CM Punk vs. Wardlow

* Thunder Rosa vs. Jade Cargill

* Adam Cole vs. Christian Cage

* The Young Bucks vs. Jurassic Express

* Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black or Andrade El Idolo or Miro

As of now, there’s no one listed next to AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker as her opponent for AEW Full Gear 2021. It seems that FTR vs. AEW World Tag Team Champions Lucha Brothers could be another title match for the event but the writing was hazy to understand.

Cole vs. Cage could be one of the new feuds since after the leak. This match could happen without the Impact World Title on the line as Cage is scheduled to defend against Josh Alexander at Bound For Glory on October 23. As for AEW Full Gear 2021, this match takes place on Saturday, November 13 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Tony Khan On The Competition Between AEW And WWE

The current co owner, President and CEO of AEW Antony Rafiq Khan who is mostly famous under the name of Tony Khan recently addressed the rivalry between WWE and AEW. He talked about the competition between the two promotions right now.

Tony Khan is a business tycoon who is currently the co Owner of the All Elite Wrestling as mentioned above. His father Shahid Khan is also the owner of the famous NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars. Shahid Khan is also the owner of the world famous English football team Fulham.

Tony Khan
Tony Khan. Image Credits: Twitter

Tony Khan On The Competition Between AEW And WWE

Without any doubt, AEW is currently the biggest competition of WWE. They have signed some of the biggest names in the world of professional wrestling today. Most awaited return in professional wrestling has to be the return of CM Punk, which WWE failed to offer the fans but but AEW made The Impossible fream possible.

This is not the first time a professional wrestling promotion is giving competition to WWE. There were a lot of professional wrestling promotion that were competitions of WWE before. Promotions like WCW, ECW and TNA Wrestling, all were rivals of WWE at a time. But WWE was able to beat them all. But it would not be very easy for them to surpass AEW.

Tony Khan
Tony Khan. Image Credits: Twitter

Antony Rafiq Khan who is mostly famous under the name of Tony Khan recently talked about the competition between WWE and AEW right now. He said;

“In some aspects they’re the market leader but in other aspects we’re now the market leader. At the beginning that may have been the case, but there were a lot of reasons that I feel that I could come in and compete.

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“There were a lot of great wrestlers that weren’t being featured on television and there are a lot of wrestling fans out there that were looking for an alternative product that weren’t satisfied with what they were getting on those shows.

“So I do think there was definitely a great opportunity to come in and compete and I saw some formidability frankly in the market leader at the time and it’s opened up a lot of market shares for us, for me to bootstrap a new business and build it up and gain a lot of that market share and we’re now in a lot of significant business markets, we are the worldwide leader.”

H/T to WrestleZone

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Chris Jericho Reveals How Tony Khan Convinced Him To Join AEW

The former six times WWE World Champion Chris Jericho has been the biggest face of the All Elite Wrestling since joining the promotion. He is the inaugural AEW World champion and going very strong even at the age of 50.

In his 17 year WWE career, Chris Jericho did a lot of things. He had been very famous for his amazing ring presence and excellent mic works. Even in the ending days of ‘The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla’ his ‘List of Jericho’ was hugely popular among the fans.

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Chris Jericho Reveals How Tony Khan Convinced Him To Join AEW

But things could not go very well for Chris Jericho and WWE together. As we have said in some of our previous stories, WWE takes loyal workers for granted. The same thing happened to Jericho as well.

Jericho’s recent appearance Broken Skull Sessions of Stone Cold Steve Austin was pretty shocking as well. He revealed during the session how Tony Khan convinced him to join AEW and more stuff. Given below are some highlights;

Says there was something different about what Tony Khan wanted to do with AEW:

“When AEW was about to start and Tony Khan had this idea. Now, you’ve been around longer than I have but you hear this all the time, ‘oh, there’s going to be a new promotion, there’s a guy whose got money,” whatever, you hear it all the time. So, when I started talking to him, I started realizing that there was something different here about this opportunity to start a new company.”

Chris Jericho
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How they began building an impressive roster including the Elite:

“What you need for that, is you need 3 things: finances and passion, that’s one. You need a television contract, and you need talent. You need about 4-6 guys you can build a territory around. Talking to Tony, he had the finances, he had the passion. Then when we started sniffing around, we realized there was a group of guys whose contracts were all coming up at the same time.

Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Young Bucks, Chris Jericho, Hangman Page, guess what? There’s your six guys right there, you can start a company on that. 6 legit guys you can build around and Jericho’s got the name value. These other guys, Cody to an extent, but nobody had really heard of the Young Bucks in the mainstream, or Kenny, or Hangman. So, when you see these guys, you’re like ‘where have these guys been?”

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On getting the contract with TNT:

“All 3 of those factors all came together in a perfect storm to where we’re like we have a chance to really do something here. The contract with TNT was big because I think at first we were thinking maybe Showtime, or HBO, or Netflix, all these different ideas. But you have to have network TV to get off the ground and TNT provided that.”

Chris Jericho is one of those few wrestlers who did not bend down because of age. Even at the age of 50, he is quite a main eventer. We are pretty sure that there are more title reigns are waiting for the former nine times WWE IC Champion.

(H/T and transcribed by Sescoops)