Tony Khan wants the AEW wrestlers to feel good about the music they walk out to.
On February 18, 2022, AEW released 'Who We Are: A Celebration of Excellence, Vol. 1,' a compilation album that brings to life the stories of more than twenty Black AEW wrestlers through the music of established hip-hop and R&B artists. During his AEW Revolution Media Call, Tony Khan discussed whether or not the performers involved would be adopting these new tracks as their entrance themes.
"I'm leaving that, to some extent, up to the wrestlers themselves. Especially because I think those are great tracks and there are examples where I think they are great songs to tell the stories of the wrestlers and other examples where they are great entrances. Some people have wanted to use them as their entrances and other people have not, so I'm taking it on a case-by-case basis. For example, we were at the Dark tapings and we experimented with Will Hobbs using his song off the album. He came out and said, 'I really like it, but in the future, I'd like to use my original song [P-p-p-p-powerhouse Hobbs].' He felt like he gets a big pop and he established it, so he loves the song off the track, but for the arenas and matches, he would use his original song. There are other people who would like to use it as their entrance theme going forward and are going to. I heard from Scorpio Sky that he was interested in using his as his entrance and experimenting with that, so we're going to do that. There are a number of other wrestlers who have tracks on there and I'm open to using them. One of the most important things is that the wrestlers themselves feel good about what they're walking out to. In general, I've never asked anybody to walk out to a song they don't feel good about. I don't think it makes any sense and it's not sustainable," Khan said.
AEW recently announced a live concert for Saturday, March 5 at The Venue at UCF ahead of AEW Revolution. The show will be headlined by Mikey Rukus and features a live band and support from rappers Monteasy and Wrestle and Flow.
To view the full card for Revolution, click here.
Elsewhere during the call, Tony commented on Cody Rhodes' departure from the company. Click here to read his comments.
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