Tony Khan Doesn't Think He's Given Enough Credit For The Financial Help He Provided To NWA EmPowerrr

Tony Khan wants the world to see how he's helped women's wrestling.

Tony Khan has been growing his own women's division in AEW but has also been helping grow women’s wrestling beyond the forbidden door as well.

Bron Breakker Continues To Wreak Havoc, Lyra Valkyria Keeps Piling Up Victories | Raw Fight Size

Recently, there has been a focus on a growth in women's wrestling. Ring of Honor recently put on an all-women's tournament to crown a new champion. IMPACT Wrestling put on a Knockouts-exclusive event called Knockouts Knockdown and NWA put on their own first time ever all-women's event called NWA EmPowerrr

During a media call to preview AEW Full Gear, Tony was asked by Ella Jay of SEScoops whether or not they were any plans for AEW to host its own all-women event, Tony Khan was eager to say that he already has help one event of that nature in the way that he provided talent and financial help to NWA EmPowerrr

"I don't think I get enough credit for what I did for the NWA show because a good number of people who wrestled on the NWA show were wrestlers I sent and paid. I do think I contributed because the highest-paid wrestlers on that show were people I paid separately what they already make in AEW to go wrestle on that show. I don't think they did a very good job of telling people that. I wish they told more people that because it was one of the points I made when we closed it, 'I think it would be nice if you told people I'm paying the wrestlers' because it is a big contribution from me. I did pay the wrestlers for that show. It's like when you pay for a dinner and nobody thanks you. That was one thing. I have really been making a big effort to grow and improve the women's division and I think I have made a lot of strides with your women's division.

"As a company, we've added big free agents and I'm really excited with what is happening with the TBS tournament right now. Among the big free agents are Thunder Rose, who came over from the NWA, and Ruby Soho. I had a great conversation with Ruby. She's in the TBS tournament and has been in a lot of tournaments. I was talking to her about the tournament and she's the ultimate straight shooter and she said she loves this tournament and has never been in a tournament like this and loves all the stories in it. There's a story building with her and Kris Statlander. I'm excited for Jade vs. Red Velvet, Shida vs. Nyla Rose, and we've seen great build towards Thunder Rosa vs. Jamie Hayter. I have been and am trying to actively make big strides in women's wrestling. As far as stuff that's been happening on the all-women's shows at other places, I've made great contributions, including financial contributions, which they could have done a better job telling people about. "

Elsewhere during the media scrum, Tony confirmed the upcoming Battle of the Belts special. Learn more here.

If you use any of the quotes above, please credit the original source with a H/T and link back to Fightful for the transcription.

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.