Tony Khan comments on the spirit of competition in pro wrestling.
From the day AEW Dynamite began, AEW went head-to-head with WWE NXT weekly. On occasion, WWE and AEW events have overlapped and will again do so on May 28, 2023, with AEW Double or Nothing 2023 going up against WWE NXT Battleground.
Speaking about competing events during a media call before Double or Nothing, Tony Khan says he's all for the spirit of competition in professional wrestling but doesn't always feel the competition has been "ethical on the other side."
"It’s been that feeling from day one, since we launched a TV show. It actually, probably changed a little bit on April 14, 2021, and now with this, it feels like the old days in some ways. I’m always very eager to compete in whatever arena I’m in," said Tony. "I really love the competition in pro wrestling as long as it’s done with some ethical standards. People running events at some similar times, I don’t know if that’s necessarily unethical. I don’t have a big problem with it. I wish everybody the best, and I expect we will do the best show on Sunday. I think there will be a big audience for AEW Double or Nothing. Certainly, the spirit of competition is something we’ve dealt with since the launch of AEW, and I have never really had any problem with it as long as it’s an ethical competition, and I don’t think it has always been coming from the other side."
Shawn Michaels recently commented on both events running on the same day. Read his comments here.
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