Tony Khan: AEW's Relationship With WBD Is Great, Everyone Has To Do Their Due Diligence

Tony Khan comments on where AEW stands with Warner Bros. Discovery.

AEW's television shows air on TBS and TNT, as the company has built its relationship with Warner Bros. Discovery over the years. On December 14, Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported that TKO's Mark Shapiro, as well as WWE's Nick Khan and Paul Levesque met with WBD executive Bruce Campell about potentially moving WWE Raw to WBD. Haus of Wrestling also released a report about the rumors.

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Speaking at the ROH Final Battle Media Scrum, Tony Khan was asked about the situation; specifically, he was asked to comment on where AEW and ROH stand with WBD.

"Ring of Honor, we haven’t had recently as many, but we’ve had really good conversations about AEW, even in recent days, I’ve had really good talks with Warner Brothers Discovery. We’ve been with them for several years, it’s a really exciting time for AEW," Khan said.

After noting that AEW Dynamite was the top show on cable on December 13, Khan noted that AEW is delivering great shows, and great things are happening in AEW. With that in mind, he stated that AEW has been performing very well for Warner Bros. Discovery, they have a strong relationship, and everyone has to do their due diligence.

"We’re performing incredibly well for Warners Brothers Discovery and we’re a very strong relationship. With media rights and all the things coming up, everyone has to do their due diligence. It’s just part of the TV business. Where we stand, we stand in a position for AEW to have a huge growth year in 2024. There are a lot of really exciting things happening that I know Warner Brothers is excited about, that we’ve talked about," he said.

Khan also pointed out that the advance sales for AEW All In 2024 has been tremendous, the shows have been great, and AEW is having a successful year. He then stated that ROH is putting on great shows, and AEW Collision has been delivering as well. He continued by emphasizing that AEW's relationship with WBD is great, and he repeated that everyone has to do their due diligence.

"It’s a great relationship and it’s going very very well for us and part of the TV business, for both sides, is doing their due diligence and that’s just a part of sports and television, really. Being part of the NFL and Premier League, I’ve seen that process play out with certainly different TV networks looking at different sports and the sports looking at different TV networks. I’ve been part of this multiple times in the NFL," he said.

Khan recently said that he has had great talks with WBD, including a visit on December 12. Check out his comments here.

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