WWE CEO Nick Khan was recently interviewed on the Bill Simmons Podcast, where he discussed a number of topics. Among them were the idea that AEW is competition, his relationship to Tony and Shad Khan and more.
Below are some highlights from the interview:
On if he sees AEW as competition:
“Well how do you think they’re doing now? Simmons responded, “Not as well although I think they are having a better 2023 than 2022.”
On his relationship with Tony Khan:
“I think a couple of things. I’ve never met the kid Tony Khan, seems like a nice kid to me. I don’t know him. I have met his dad who randomly I sat next to at some sports business luncheon that Stephanie and I went to a year and a half or so.”
On Shad Khan:
“I could not be more impressed with the dad. He made his money in the auto parts business, I believe. So he knows that inside out. I don’t believe he’s involved on the wrestling side of the business, outside of financing it. He has the pockets and that’s awesome and I’m sure his kid appreciates it. I was never threatened by that. I tend not to be threatened. I don’t feel threatened by anyone on anything…”
“I don’t care what anyone else is doing. I care what we’re doing. As long as we can have the best product on with the best talent and the best writers, I think we’re gonna be in good shape.”
[h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription]
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