Lead Investor Shad Khan On Trying AEW | News


AEW Lead Investor Shad Khan recently spoke with Forbes SportsMoney about All Elite Wrestling and more. You can watch the video here and below are highlights courtesy of Wrestling Inc.

Shad Khan on if All Elite Wrestling was his idea or his son Tony’s-

“No, this is one of those cases where as a father, you don’t mind being wrong. So, it’s absolutely… I mean, this was obviously my son Tony, who had a passion for it. This was his idea and God’s blessed us.

We have the financial means, so we’ll try it.

And you get to a stage in life where you can fail and it’s not life-threatening, and this was one of those. So, you know, I am as surprised as anybody.”

What convinced him to go with AEW-

“The golden age of wrestling would be in the 90s when you had two competitive leagues, WCW and in those days, WWF. And we know, you know with wrestling, you know it’s scripted. But what was definitely unscripted, real was the competition.

Let’s say in those days you had 10 million hardcore wrestling fans, today there are probably 2 million or less as there was an audience that was under-served. You also had talent, there were a bunch of pay-per-views earlier this year and that was a great metric. That the audience for those shows, they were some of the biggest pay-per-views in the last 20 years. So, that was an indicator that there was an under-served market.”

All Elite Wrestling takes place in Garland, Texas this week. Ticket info and more at the link.
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