Valentino Khan Discusses DJing WWE SummerSlam, Being Ready To Turn Heel On The Crowd

WWE SummerSlam is known as being the biggest party of the summer and any good party needs a good DJ.

Valentino Khan was tapped in as the DJ for SummerSlam, furthering the party atmosphere in Vegas. Though many wrestling fans may not have heard of Valentino Khan, he's a lifelong wrestling fan and was to flip the switch if fans turned on him.

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"I didn't care at the end of the day," Khan told Sam Roberts on Not Sam Wrestling when asked about the reaction to the announcement that he would serve as the SummerSlam DJ. "I was going to do me, but that was the only, for lack of a better term, concern I had. I know how wrestling fans are. I understand, you get up there, and the first thought that pops into everyone's head, or when you're announced, is 'Who the fuck is this guy?' You just have to embrace the moment. I'm not bigger than whatever they say out there. I just have to embrace it. I was joking with staff, I even told Stephanie McMahon after, 'I was ready to turn heel.' If they boo me...it's sports entertainment."

When asked how the gig came together, Khan said, "I just got a call one day. They reached out. I was like, 'Let's do it.' It was definitely surreal. It was part of the plan for me to integrate all the wrestling themes into the set. That was a kick for me. I went back like what were some of my favorite themes growing up? I even played a couple of current ones. I did a mash up of Riddle's theme with Dr. Dre's 'Still Dre.' I mashed up the Brood theme with Mob Deep's 'Shook One's.' I had done a wrestling event where I was very involved in the ring. I was going to (events) all the time and posting on Instagram. It's funny that it was in Las Vegas because I think playing in Las Vegas prepared me for (people not knowing me or my music). You're able to adapt and cater to people who might not necessarily know all the music you know about or are into. You're able to gauge what works. Even if you're playing stuff that they don't necessarily know, but what works with a crowd that isn't familiar with myself."

Khan also noted that Stephanie McMahon told him that she liked his set.

Asked if he would like to do more in wrestling or with WWE, Khan replied, "I'm definitely looking at doing it more. At the end of the day, it's all about having fun. No matter how the crowd was going to react, I was going to embrace it. It's sports entertainment. I was ready (to cut a heel promo)."

It is unknown if Valentino Khan will return to WWE or if Kevin Owens will eventually powerbomb him through a table.

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