Tony Khan Discusses Comparisons To Paul Heyman, Says Heyman Is A Genius

Tony Khan has been around wrestling for his entire life, first starting as a fan who would attend shows and book shows in his notebook, and now running All Elite Wrestling.

Khan did not sit under the learning tree of anyone when it came to running a promotion, just learning from history and his own mistakes during AEW's run that started in January 2019.

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Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Khan said that while he didn't have the apprenticeship that many in the business had, he's been told by fans that he is similar to Paul Heyman.

"The person I have people come up to me and say, as far as being a fan who was around pro wrestling and wrestlers for a long time and then jumped into the business, the person I think I get compared to most often of, 'You remind me of this person,' I think we're really different people and I haven't talked to him or gotten or see him in a really long time is Paul. Paul Heyman, not the other Paul (Levesque). I grew up on that ECW stuff. Our products are different, he's a genius and I'm not trying to compare the mindset at all, but as far as trying to keep your finger on the pulse of fans, during a commercial break, even going out and talking to fans and trying to keep them excited during the show, it means a lot to me. I've gotten to learn a lot from a lot of people in the wrestling business without having that official apprenticeship. I love the business so much," he said before noting that wrestling is in a good and healthy state.

Heyman worked as a photojournalist and writer for wrestling events and did a radio show in New York, which all eventually led to him becoming an on-screen personality and running ECW.

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