Nick Khan is one of the most controversial figures in sports and entertainment. Khan was the president of WWE and chief revenue officer at the peak of the pandemic. He has managed many successful partnerships.
Khan, Vince McMahon’s right-hand man, has been the subject of widespread criticism for his approval of WWE‘s huge budget cuts that saw the departure of some top performers from the company.
Khan was also responsible for the rescheduling of WWE‘s annual TV PPV shows. This strategy brought in a lot of money for the company and introduced the Day 1 pay per view event.
The Town podcast featured Khan, a former practicing attorney, to promote the WrestleMania (PPV) event. Khan spoke about WWE’s relationship with its talent and described it as a meritocracy that allows everyone to rise to the top if they take advantage of the opportunities.
It’s the same way with us. It’s a meritocracy. If you’re at the top of the card, maybe you have a bigger dressing room than the person at the bottom of the card, but everyone has the same opportunity to earn their way there. You’ve seen people that are not stars.
Khan is the obvious choice to succeed Vince McMahon as WWE’s be-all and end-all. As long as his body and his genius mind allow him to, the chairman of the board will continue to oversee company affairs.