Tony Khan: I Plan To Continue To Diversify And Expand The AEW Roster

Tony Khan discusses diversity in AEW.

Diversity continues to be a big topic in all of sports with the NFL taking center stage as Brian Flores filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL and teams alleging racial discrimination.

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Upon departing AEW in December, Big Swole said there was a lack of representation in AEW, with Tony Khan responding by pointing out that the top two executives in AEW (himself and Senior VP Megha Parekh) are brown while also naming Black wrestlers who won on television.

During Super Bowl media week, Khan spoke to Sporting News and was asked what AEW is doing to support diversity in wrestling.

"Anthony Bowens, of course, was just here promoting on behalf of GLAAD and AEW. In the LGBTQ community, we have great representation including Nyla Rose, a former women's world champion, the first transgender world champion in wrestling ever and a great representation. Of course, diversifying the roster is very important. We saw that on Dynamite when we added great free agents including Keith Lee and AQA. I plan to continue to diversify and expand the roster and I'm very excited about what we're doing. Jake Atlas, another great debut who really serves the community and is a great person. I'm sorry he had the injury on Rampage against Adam Cole, but I'm really excited about him and am going to take care of him while he's out. I'm a big fan of Jake Atlas too," said Khan.

Keith Lee and AQA were signed by AEW last week. Atlas is currently recovering from a torn ACL.

In January, Powerhouse Hobbs issued a statement on diversity in AEW, which you can read by clicking here.

Captain Shawn Dean spoke of his personal experiences in AEW on an episode of Grapsody, which you can see at this link.

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