Tony Khan has big plans for expansion in 2023, including “more shows” and running a schedule of live events.
The AEW boss made the comments on Busted Open Radio, when asked about areas for improvement in the coming year.
Highlighting the appointment of Jeff Jarrett as Director of Business Development, Khan outlined ambitions to increase live event revenue. He added that the company had the roster, capacity, and interest among fans to make a success of running more live shows.
I think, in 2023, I would love to expand our content, and we have such a great roster. I think I can utilize the people on the roster even more, and there’s ways we can do that by expanding the content, doing more shows, and I do think live events is something we could do more of, and we have the potential to do that.
We have the wrestlers, and we have the interest around the country, and there’s markets that we’re just now hitting for the first time in years. We have that capacity.
That’s one of the reasons I wanna do more live events and increase our live event revenue, bring it up because that’s one of the reasons I brought in somebody who has such great experience there in Jeff Jarrett, who has worked in the office of, I guess at least four promotions, off the top of my head, if not more and wrestled in countless promotions.
So certainly Jeff’s experiences are so valuable in that area. So as we expand live events, I think Jeff, with his experience there, will be a great person to help grow that part of the company, in addition to being a great wrestler.
AEW held its first non-broadcast show, ‘The House Always Wins’, at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida, in April 2021. However, this was a one-off event.
Transcription courtesy: Fightful