Tony Khan talks about some of his plans for AEW.
The upstart wrestling company All Elite Wrestling has started off the launch of their company with announcing the likes of Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, Sonny Kiss, Nyla Rose and many other notable names to be a part of the AEW roster. In just three months, the promotion will be presenting their 'Double Or Nothing' show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
On top of 'Double Or Nothing', wrestling fans are awaiting the announcement of AEW's TV deal and the type of schedule that the company will be under. AEW President Tony Khan shed some light on that when he joined Wrestling Observer Radio and stated that he has an idea of how many dates AEW wants to run and also emphasized that he will not be running talents into the ground with a countless number of dates because he wants a high work rate and great matches from those who compete for AEW.
“Yeah I do [Have an idea of how many dates AEW wants to run]. We have a business plan and we have a couple of different models I think that we think are sustainable, and I don’t want to run the talent into the ground. At the pace [that] these guys wrestle, I want the fans to buy a ticket and know that they’re gonna get really great matches and the guys are gonna deliver and just the work rate on our shows are gonna be above everybody else and I’m not gonna do that by having the guys wrestle hundreds of times a year." Khan explained. "It just doesn’t make sense, but I do think as we go on -- you [speaking to Dave Meltzer] said 2020, we’ll run more shows than we will this year certainly as we’re getting started up, but the schedule will pick up and we will be doing more regular shows domestically and then internationally. So, yeah there’s more to come for sure. I don’t wanna spoil any surprises.”
The All Elite Wrestling talent roster is shaping up and over at Fightful's "resources" section, we have an updated list of talents who are signed to AEW.
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