Tony Khan and the rest of the authority behind All Elite Wrestling have often spoken about their desire to implement as much diversity into their brand as possible.
When speaking to the media after last Saturday’s All Out pay-per-view from Chicago, Tony Khan addressed the importance of having a person of color featured in the world title picture in All Elite Wrestling, "I think you are going to see some wrestlers of color in the men's title division. It is something that is absolutely really important to me. And we have some wrestlers that are absolutely going to contend. And, you know, I don't want to tip my hand on that necessarily who's going to be in contention."
Tony would go on to say that these changes would be implemented by 2019's end, "I promise you, by the end of the year that you will see that I am committed to diversity and doing some exciting things to establish new stars both in the singles and tag division and getting some diversity into those roles," he said. "You'll see. And I'm going to do it in a way that you won't remember that we had this conversation because it'll be really good if I'm not forcing it because I'm not doing it because I'm trying to be more diverse. I'm doing it because there's people on this roster who do deserve the portion. We've identified them and now's the time to push those people. But I do want to tell you who, when, and why. Why would you want that?"
AEW is already featuring many diverse talents including Nyla Rose, the first transgendered women competing for a Women's Championship on global television, and Private Party, a young African American tag team who discussed the criticisms they faced in their youth for wanting to be professional wrestlers and emulating Jeff Hardy during the Wrestling With Stereotypes discussion at Starrcast III.
Up next for Nyla is the inaugural Women's Championship match on the debut card for AEW on TNT. Private Party will face The Young Bucks in the playoffs of the All Elite Wrestling Tag Team Championship tournament on October 9.
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