Tony Khan makes the media rounds ahead of AEW Grand Slam.
Coming up on the two-year anniversary of AEW Dynamite launching on TNT, the company is set to run Arthur Ashe Stadium on 9/22 and will tape several additional hours of content for their Rampage show that is going to air on Friday.
AEW President Tony Khan was interviewed by the Associated Press about all things AEW. Khan feels that since he has become more hands-on in several different departments in AEW, the company has grown stronger and he believes fans would agree with that.
I’ve found the company has gotten stronger the more I take on. And I think the fans would agree with that. The really hardcore fans would actually really agree with that. The people who know, know the more hands-on I got about everything, the company has gotten a lot stronger.
Back in January of 2020, TNT renewed AEW through 2023 and their weekly TV shows will be shifting to TBS in 2022. Khan said their deal with TNT is very fair and with how things have transpired since the renewal, AEW has made a case for a bigger increase in their next TV deal negotiation.
Our TNT deal is very fair. I think we’ve performed at such a high level that we’ll justify a big increase on our next deal. We are very fortunate to have their support. The timing of that deal was great, to get that in January 2020, that is a huge revenue stream for us.
Khan’s name was brought up by AEW talent Max Caster on Twitter. Caster challenged Khan to a rap battle at AEW Grand Slam. Khan has yet to respond to the tweet.