Tony Khan: If Nikki Bella Was Interested In Coming To AEW, We Would Love To Have Her Here

Tony Khan would be interested in having Nikki Garcia potentially join AEW.

Former WWE star Nikki Bella retired in 2018 due to neck and spine issues. She made a one-off return in the 2022 Women's Royal Rumble. Nikki and Brie Bella, now known as Nikki and Brie Garcia, left WWE after their contracts expired in 2023.

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On a recent episode of the Nikki & Brie Show, Nikki Garcia revealed that she thought about joining AEW, and she came close to calling Tony Khan after Mercedes Mone debuted.

"Since we've been lifting so much, we always say, we always start to get that wrestling mindset, 'We're going to go back and do this story and cut this promo.' You get it, but how serious I got where I was like, 'Okay, I think I can do maybe a year at AEW and I can do it every week.' When I saw Mercedes [Mercedes Mone] debut and cut her promo, that line stuck with me, 'Here, we're going to make the evolution worldwide.' I was like, 'They do.' It goes into many leagues, is what she means, it doesn't have to be at one place. It can be at all these places where all these women are wrestling at. I go, 'Brie, I think I can do it for a year. I can do it here to here and go every week.' Then, I thought of Matteo. I had a good week of like, 'This is it. I'm going to call Tony Khan. I'm your girl. I will commit.' Then, I was like, 'I can't do that to my son right now. He needs me,'" she said.

Speaking with Tim Battle and Eli on the Battleground Podcast, Tony Khan was asked whether he would potentially entertain that phone call.

"If Nikki Garcia ever wanted to come in to AEW, I would be very interested in that. I think the world of her. I have so much respect for Nicole and Bri. They’re like family to us because Bryan is like a part of my family, and that means Bri and Nicole part of the family. So I have so much respect for both of them, and if Nikki was interested in coming to AEW, we would love to have her here any time. That was so great to hear. It means the world, and I just like both of them so much. I think they’re really, really cool, and really, really great stars that would add a lot to AEW if they ever wanted to come," Khan said.

In response to Nikki's comments about AEW, Brie said she could not be her tag team partner, as she was with her kids while her husband, Bryan Danielson, wrestles for the company.

The Garcia Twins previously discussed leaving WWE. Check out their comments here.

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