Tony Khan, Owner of All Elite Wrestling talks AEW Dynamite, return to Orlando
I mean, first things first. Um if we can, we’ll talk about the move to TBS tonight for dynamite. Um what does it mean for you? I know, you know, just switching channels and some might say one clicker to the other click, you know, But TBS has been historic, you know, synonymous back in the day with professional wrestling. It’s making its return, Dynamite find a new home. What’s that going to be like for you guys to be performing their weekly? It’s gonna be great. We have uh, the best network support in pro wrestling now with Wednesday night Dynamite on TBS and friday night rampage on TNT. It’s incredible the support we’ve had from our media partners, but the greatest support we get is from the fans every Wednesday night and every Friday night fans know they’re going to get great wrestling from us. We’ve signed up this roster, we have the best wrestlers in the world. Uh, and it gets better and better. It seems like every week, uh more stars, more names coming in and it’s the names from the past and the best young wrestlers, so it just keeps getting better and better. Um, I think aw has quickly built a reputation of that, you know, surprise factor. You never know who’s gonna show up, you never know who’s gonna, you know, be that new signing. Um I’m not saying we, you know, pull back the curtain and reveal the surprises, but what can fans look forward to on TBS. Um with dynamite tonight. Well, you can definitely look forward to Great Championship wrestling matches, there will be three championships on the line tonight, it doesn’t come much bigger than the world champion Hangman page vs Bryan Danielson. They had a 60 minute draw, the first live, 60 minute draw in wrestling television, in modern history in decades. Uh If ever a 60 minute draw on live television, uh national television, it’s unprecedented. And now they’re going to be back in the ring tonight. The big rematch world title Hangman versus Danielson. We’ve got the women’s World Champion Chip online on the weekend, but we also have the creation of the TBS Championship will crown another great champion of women’s wrestling. The first ever TBS champion will either be the great veteran ruby soho who jumped over to aw from WWE This year. We have also the rookie of the year, our homegrown star Jade Cargill who’s been on a dominant run. Uh, but she recently reached into a bag of tricks, she had never resorted to anything like that to win a match until this week. Uh, so uh, interesting to follow that. And also uh World Tag Team Championship on the line with the fight brothers defending against Jungle boy and luce saurus, uh great matches. Uh, and you know what’s brought a lot of fans back to pro wrestling is seeing some of the great stars, they never expected to see in the ring again. Whether it’s Sting who’s a big part of our roster or cm punk, both of them had been out of wrestling about seven years and came back and uh, just it’s so special. And then when they teamed up on dynamite that made it even better. So tonight on TBS, you’re guaranteed some great wrestling matches and every Wednesday on TBS and every Friday on TNT, that’s the A. W promise, great wrestling for the great wrestling fans. You know, you know, Tony talked about, you know, fans not thinking that they’ll be able to see some of these stars like Sting or cm punk. Let me ask you this three years ago, four years ago there was an all elite wrestling, This was just maybe a dream or an idea. You fast forward to today and you’re seeing guys like a CM Punk or a sting bryan Danielson. Um, you know, Chris Jericho and they’re, they’re all elite and, and they’re on your and they’re on this roster. What’s it like for you personally to know that maybe you had this vision as a fan, you know, growing up watching wrestling and where you are now, where man, this is really happening. It’s the best, every Wednesday is a dream. Uh, and this is one of the most special because now we have not just one great network, but to the company keeps growing when we started, we had one show which is Wednesday night dynamite, which is moving to Tbs tonight and every Wednesday and then to keep that show going and now to have also friday night rampage on TNT, it’s a sign of a healthy vibrant company with the youngest audience, 41 million people around the world watched aw last year and we’ve just expanded our programming so much . It’s a huge week for us. The biggest week we’ve ever had. Having Wednesday night dynamite moved to TBS plus friday night rampage, staying every friday on TNT. And we’ve got our inaugural Battle of the Belts special on TNT this weekend. So it’s, it’s the biggest week we’ve ever had. There’s never been five championship matches in a week in aw because we’ve never had five championships until now. So the TBS championship being established tonight is gonna be huge. All the titles are on the line this week, and we’ve never had three shows on Tv in a week either. So it’s just a special special week. What do you have to say about your fan base? You know, that you guys have been in the Orlando area, you’ve gone to Daytona beach for fighter fest. Um I was at that show, my 1st 80 W show, um that was, that was a ton of fun, Opened my eyes to a lot of those guys for the first time um because I had never seen them, you know, I’ ve kind of had a one way and for a lot of people, there’s only one place to watch for a long time and you guys bring in that, you know that alternative. Um, you know, you guys are coming back to Orlando in March here for a couple of days. Um, what’s it like to see such a loyal fan base and so quickly, you know, these are, these are diehards immediately. Um, you know, aa W can do no wrong in the eyes of many. What do you say to that fan base that’s already remained so loyal to you? Well, I think we’re gonna come to one of the great wrestling cities, Orlando with one of the biggest events in wrestling. We only have four pay per views. AW is the only place that really does the traditional pay per view and we make them count. People will order these and we make sure the fans get their money’s worth. So in Orlando in March, March four will be there with aw rampage on Friday night live on TNT. We’ll have a fan fest on saturday, which is gonna be tremendous. And then on Sunday we’ve got a really, really big pay per view card. That Revolution, This will be the third Revolution and it’s got a great history of some of the best matches we’ve ever had have happened at Revolution 20 and 21 And uh, I expected to continue in revolution 22 in Orlando Antonio will let you go real quick? Not New Years. Do you have aa EW New Year’s resolution now. What do you, what do you hope to achieve this year with an AW I want to make the roster even better and continue to make great wrestling matches every week, putting the best wrestlers on every Wednesday night on TBS now and every Friday night on TNT. And just make sure that, uh, dynamite on TBS is a success.
Tony Khan, Owner of All Elite Wrestling talks AEW Dynamite, return to Orlando
Tony Khan is the owner of All Elite Wrestling, the popular pro wrestling company that has gained mainstream popularity in the last two years. WESH 2 News recently spoke with Khan about AEW moving its Dynamite show to TBS. He also spoke about the promotion’s return to Orlando. AEW will be at the Addition Financial Arena March 4 through March 6, On Friday, March 4, AEW presents Rampage. The following day will be a fan festival to meet and greet some of AEW’s biggest stars. Then, on Sunday, March 6 will be AEW Revolution which will air on pay-per-view. See our interview with Khan in the video player above.
Tony Khan is the owner of All Elite Wrestling, the popular pro wrestling company that has gained mainstream popularity in the last two years.
WESH 2 News recently spoke with Khan about AEW moving its Dynamite show to TBS. He also spoke about the promotion’s return to Orlando.
AEW will be at the Addition Financial Arena March 4 through March 6,
On Friday, March 4, AEW presents Rampage. The following day will be a fan festival to meet and greet some of AEW’s biggest stars.
Then, on Sunday, March 6 will be AEW Revolution which will air on pay-per-view.
See our interview with Khan in the video player above.