Tony Khan Will Have To Eventually Consider Succession Plans For AEW But Is Having More Fun Than Ever

Tony Khan is asked about his plans for the distant future where he has to step aside from his duties in AEW.

Time is undefeated and nothing lasts forever but in professional wrestling, especially as it pertains to people in power, there are times when those in power behind the scenes can hold on to their positions for too long.

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During the pre-AEW Dynasty media call, Tony Khan was recently asked about when he believes he would step aside from his role as the general manager of AEW and Tony did not have a concrete answer but did say that there would come a time when he knows he would have to take a step back from all of his duties not only in professional wrestling but in football and other areas of life as well.

"Certainly, at some point, we would have to see where we’re at. With all positions, nobody lasts forever, and eventually, that’s something, with any position in any organization I’m in will be a reality. Whether it’s the Jaguars, Fulham, AEW, or True Media. I won’t be here forever," he said. "It’s definitely one of the highlights of my life, being involved in these shows, work on these shows, and do creative planning. I’m having more fun than ever right now. I take it year to year, moment to moment, and really love what we’re doing right now. I’m only 41 years old and I feel like the company is in a strong place and some of the greatest wrestlers in the world are loyal to me personally, and I’m really proud of that, and hopefully, I can continue to do my best to repay them.

"Right now, I think the company is in a strong place. We just had a valuation of $2 billion placed on AEW for a sports start-up. The fastest-rising sports start-up of all time and the most successful sports start-up in the world since the AFL, that later merged with the NFL. I don’t see that same future for us, but I do love the comparison and I think the numbers are quite real and the story is exciting for AEW. We are a major player in the sports scene and it’s going to be a big year for our company with our media rights renewal and it’s the most important thing right now for the wrestlers, staff, and everyone that works at AEW and for our fans."

In the past, Tony Khan has said that if something happened to him right now in an emergency, he would trust Bryan Danielson to run the show. Learn more here.

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