Tony Khan says he recently heard from WWE about potentially using AEW wrestlers for interviews for upcoming non-scripted content.
AEW and WWE have quite a different relationship than WWE and WCW from 30 years ago. While they are not working together, they are not head-to-head competitors like WCW and WWE were back in the Monday Night War era. AEW is positioned more as an alternative to WWE, and as such, they will be competitive at times, but there is more leeway for crossover content in 2021 than there was in 1995.
An example of this was shown earlier this year when Chris Jericho I guest on the Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin.
Now, Tony Khan reveals that he recently heard from WWE as they inquired about using some of their former talent that now works for AEW for some upcoming biographical content.
Speaking on My Mom's Basement with Robbie Fox, Tony Khan explained that he had yet to speak to Vince McMahon directly, but he did hear from WWE recently.
"I heard from them recently. They were doing a lot of biographies and they wanted to use some of the people here and I think that's the thing, it's probably going to come out sooner or later in interviews, or they want to interview some of the people that wrestle here that used to wrestle there, and some people that have had a history in [promotions with] the other libraries that they own. So we'll see, you know, I think — I'm open to talking. I heard from them and they were very nice."
He added, "We've heard from [WWE] a couple of other times. We did the thing last year — Chris Jericho did the thing with Steve Austin. That made sense to me because of Steve. I trust Steve and Chris completely. Steve's a friend of mine.
"As long as everything's classy, and this, the way they approached me was very classy. So I have nothing bad to say about that. I don't know if we'll see that competition head-to-head, but I am considering some of these requests on some of these biographies. It was actually a very nice call I received the other day, but I've never actually talked to Vince himself."
Tony Khan said recently in a different interview that he believes talent who sign with WWE now are no longer signing on for a long-term arrangement. Read more here.
There is a Vince McMahon biography in the works at Netflix which Stephanie McMahon recently said will be released at some point in 2022. Learn more here.
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