AEW: Tony Khan reveals five-year plan for All Elite Wrestling and what they’ll do differently to WWE
All Elite Wrestling was born on New Year’s Day this year and their first event, Double or Nothing, is just around the corner on May 25 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
It is expected that a TV deal will be announced in the coming months and it’s going to give AEW the chance to be a serious alternative to WWE.
Tony Khan – part owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham FC – is the president of the company and it is believed he has made an initial $1 million investment to make them competitive.
So what is AEW’s five-year vision? Khan sat down with Chris Van Vliet and broke it down.
“The 5-year plan for AEW is that we will have built up a brand, we will have built up a roster, we will have established ourselves as a top brand in wrestling for people who want fast-paced exciting action and want a product that is more of a sporting based product,” Khan said.
“I’ve talked a lot about how I want wins and losses to matter because at the end of the day, that’s why you’re having the match. There’s going to be a winner and a loser and it matters. It should matter to your standing in the company and it should matter to your standing in your chase for the championship which at the end of the day is what everyone is trying to attain.”
With Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks all taking on executive vice presidential roles, the company is in good hands from behind the scenes to the talent in the ring.
Khan sees the brand working differently to how WWE does and one thing that goes into that is the schedule.
In an industry where wrestlers have to give their lives to travel and miss out on time with their family, Khan wants to break that mould.
“For us, I want to offer a quality of life and a work/life balance that is the best and is unparalleled in the business for the best quality of life. What that means is less time on the road, but still working regularly, still performing on pay-per-view and on television in the future. I believe you don’t need to spend 6 days on the road to make a good living as a wrestler or 5 days on the road per week necessarily.”
The wrestling world is keen to see AEW get started on a full-time basis, but for now, Double or Nothing is the next taste we can enjoy.
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