As mainstream wrestling was changing and the landscape shifting, Tony Khan felt compelled to clear up rumours and spread facts before “AEW Aces & Eights By The Bay” happens tomorrow evening.
Triple H was introduced as the new head of creative and talent relations in WWE, which could result in former wrestlers
coming or going to the company. Triple H reportedly has interest in Pat Buck, a former WWE star,
who is currently working for All Elite Wrestling. It also mentions that some wrestling legends are pointing to early returns of current stars such as Karrion Kross, Dexter Lumis, and Booker T on ShieldTV.
Khan Says Reports Against Him Are ‘Completely Fake’
Tony Khan, president of AEW, appeared on a radio show called Busted Open Radio and explained why he is unhappy with recent reports about his business practice.
“I don’t know if this was meant to be taken seriously but it was by a person who claims they break real news, that I’m in negotiations, allegedly, with WWE about them buying out wrestlers’ contracts and stuff and it’s just like completely fake reports that people put in the world,” Khan told Dave LaGreca, Mickie James, and Tommy Dreamer.
He loves good competition and wants more people to step up. Last year during a SportsGrid Interview, Khan expressly stated how pro wrestling is better with more activity, and good free agency means that the field of competitors is doing well.
How many WWE wrestlers went to AEW?
In their inaugural pay-per-view offering, AEW Double Or Nothing, the company delivered a 15% increase to the overall roster. As more superstars are crossing over it is inevitable that percentages of wrestlers who have crossed over will rise.
Why do WWE Superstars go to AEW?
Many of the WWE retirees didn’t stick around for long, but most of them joined AEW to improve their careers. There was a lot happening in 2018, including bringing wrestling fans some wrestlers they never thought would be on the roster and getting people who were never top guys in WWE to have jobs in AEW.