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Tony Khan Speaks On AEW’s Growing Relationship With Martha Hart

Tony Khan expressed his admiration for Dr. Martha Hart and his excitement for how AEW cultivated a relationship with her. Khan spoke with Mike Johnson of PWInsider about the upcoming Owen Hart Cup and how the company’s relationship began with Martha.

“I have so much respect for Dr. Martha Hart. She is a principled woman and cares so much about making sure the legacy of Owen Hart is treated with integrity. Integrity is something that is essential to AEW. I believe in personal integrity and try to maintain it in relationships. We’ve built a really strong relationship with Martha based on that. Martha is such an intelligent woman. She’s not a big wrestling fan, but she’s an academic and she has been around wrestling. I think she’s been surprised at some of the changes in wrestling and changes in the wrestlers. For example, the Owen Hart Foundation had an event in late November in Canada and a few of our Canadian representatives, Evil Uno and Stu Grayson from Dark Order, went to the event. I talked to her after and she was blown away from their conduct and how respectful they both were and how well-behaved they were. She told me, ‘this isn’t the wrestling business I remember.’ I told her they are emblematic of AEW and there are so many nice people. They aren’t trying to bully, be mean, get drunk and act like idiots. That’s not what AEW is about. People do like to have a good time, but the most important thing is being respectful to each other, the fans, our extended family, and our partners. She was pleased at how they conducted themselves, therefore I’m pleased with how they conducted themselves. She’s such a classy woman,” he said.

Transcription credit should go to Jeremy Lambert of Fightful.

Khan also noted that they decided to have the Owen Hart Cup finalize at AEW Double or Nothing due to it fitting Hart’s availably and locale much better.

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