Big changes have hit the world of WWE since Friday when it was announced that Vince McMahon was retiring as CEO of the company.
Stephanie McMahon and Nick Khan were announced as Co-CEOs and Triple H assumed all creative duties in the company.
Tony Khan and AEW have worked with companies throughout the wrestling world including NJPW, GCW, AAA, RevPro, and more. Vince McMahon rarely worked with other promotions, but Triple H proved to be open to working with promotions during his time running NXT.
Though Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have more power in WWE, Khan isn't sure that they'll be any more open to working with AEW than Vince would have been.
"I'm not sure if that's the case, but I would certainly be open to talk with pretty much any wrestling promotion in the world about how to work together if the circumstances are right," Khan told Steve Fall of NBC Sports Boston. "We've worked with, I would say, in terms of securing footage or providing talent with probably a dozen companies around the world, including Ring of Honor before I was the owner, when they were owned by Sinclair. I'd like to think that was positively received by them and we did things to help them out when they were in tough times and I think that goodwill helped us in the sale process."
Khan would go on to promote AEW television and say that he hopes ROH will reach a distribution deal soon.
When asked about Vince McMahon's retirement, Khan said, "I believe there are a lot of great wrestling fans all over the world who follow pro wrestling closely and there have been shake-ups. I've definitely followed that promotion since I was a small kid and it will be interesting to see how things turn out in the world of pro wrestling. I'm a big fan of pro wrestling all over the place, not just AEW and not just Ring of Honor. We work with New Japan Pro Wrestling and a lot of other great companies all over the world. We'll see what's to be held for the future of the pro wrestling business, but I'm glad AEW and Ring of Honor are a huge part of it."
Following the news of Vince's retirement, Khan tweeted that he was now the longest-tenured CEO in wrestling. He explained that he was simply making a factual statement with the tweet. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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