Tony Khan: It Was Never A Gamble To Put Jungle Boy In A World Title Match

Tony Khan says it was never a gamble putting Jungle Boy in a World Championship situation.

On a special edition of Saturday night Dynamite, Jungle Boy will get his first shot at a World Heavyweight Championship when he faces Kenny Omega for the AEW Title in the main event of one of the last episodes of Dynamite to take place in Daily's Place in Jacksonville Florida, the location of nearly every episode since the start of the pandemic.

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Speaking with Sports Illustrated about the young prospect’s chances in the big main event on Saturday night, Tony Khan would say that he has all the confidence in the world that Jack Perry, the man behind the character, will deliver in his big moment.

“That was a completely real moment [at Double Or Noyhing],” Khan says. “For Christian to give his approval to Jungle Boy, it meant that much more. You can’t say enough about what Christian did. That’s an important moment in Jungle Boy’s career.”

He continued, “He’s grown so much in his time with us, especially over the past year. It’s amazing to see what MJF and Jungle Boy have done since wrestling against each other at last year’s Double or Nothing. So putting Jungle Boy in this spot was never a gamble. He’s going to come through on Saturday night.”

After his Casino Battle Royale win, Jungle Boy spoke to the media, including Sean Ross Sapp. You can check that video out here.

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