Billy Corgan talks Tony Khan.
Tony Khan has made claims in the past that he helped out financially with NWA's all-women's pay-per-view Empowerrr. Even though the working relationship between AEW and NWA has seemingly fizzled out over the past year or so, NWA Owner Billy Corgan is setting the record straight on the matter.
In a new interview with Fightful, Corgan revealed that there was a another side to the deal he made with Tony Khan that hasn't been revealed to the public.
"It wasn’t a miscommunication. Tony has my number and honestly, I wish he had reached out privately on that if he had any issue with that. The fact that he went public with something and the other part of the equation was he talked about stuff without giving the other end of the equation. The other end of the equation I’ve never talked about publicly. So it would be like if you went—let’s pretend me and you were having a little bit of an issue—and you went public and said, ‘Billy should thank me for driving that car that he’s driving because I paid for the tires,’ right? So people might go, ‘Oh, yeah, Billy should thank him.’ If I don’t tell you the other end of the deal that was made, well, that does sound like it was kind of a one way street. But that’s not the deal. I’ve never talked about the other end of the deal."
Although Corgan wishes that things would have went different with Khan, he went on to credit Khan for making it easier to operate in the buisness.
"I don’t think I should talk about the other end of the deal, but let’s put it this way—there was another end of the deal that he conveniently didn’t mentioned. I don’t have any issue with Tony. I think Tony’s done a tremendous job. Tony’s made it easier for me to operate in wrestling. When I go into business meetings with networks and talk to them, they look at AEW’s success as an indication that the market is shifting, that WWE doesn’t control the market like they did for twenty years. So I can only thank Tony [for making it easier] for me."
Elsewhere in the interview, Corgan stated that he doesn't like to throw his weight around in the business. Click here to learn more.
Fans can check out the upcoming NWA 74 event on FITE TV by clicking here. The two-day card is set to feature Trevor Murdoch, Bully Ray, Tyrus, and more.
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