Tony Khan is very confident that his roster is the best in all of professional wrestling. Speaking with John Pollock and Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics, Khan spoke about his roster along with the upcoming AEW All In event taking place in Wembley Stadium.
Khan said, “I think AEW has the best roster of wrestlers in the world. If you want to watch pro wrestling, a lot of it’s opinions, but to me, I believe that the best group of pro wrestlers is the group in AEW, and you have a great opportunity to see them, and now I can showcase them even more and showcase more people throughout Dynamite, Rampage, and now we’ve added Collision, and we’ve gone from three hours of TV, now this week we’ll have five hours of TV for the first time ever.”
Continuing on, Khan was asked about the upcoming All In event and how much of the show he already has planned out. Khan revealed he has tons of ideas and knows exactly how he wants the show to go. He said “I have a lot of really great ideas for it, and I like to see how things flow, and if Forbidden Door goes as planned, I think it will then lead us into what could be one of our all-time historic special moments for AEW All In. I think we’re gonna have a great Forbidden Door and I’m very focused on that, and if we get through that and that goes as I expect, then we are gonna be in an amazing position for AEW All In, and hopefully the brand interest will be incredibly high worldwide, and will focus itself into a very great event in London.”
Khan things the audience for AEW is growing at a record rate and the excitement for the company might just be at an all-time high. “I think there’s a huge amount of excitement around AEW, and we’ve grown this audience in a unique time. A lot of our fans found AEW in the pandemic, and there are people start started watching it all over the world, or it became available to them in places all over the world for the first time. We really grew our worldwide TV penetration. Now the show is available in over 150 countries around the world with AEW Dynamite and AEW Collision. I think for us, the quality of our wrestling, I believe stands above anyone, but I also think there’s a lot of great wrestling all over the world from multiple different promotions, and that’s what makes wrestling great. There were some companies that are out there right now that were doing great wrestling and having some great matches before we launched, but there was a space, there was clearly a place in pro wrestling, specifically based in North America, and an opportunity to launch the promotion that became AEW, and it’s gone incredibly well, and we’ve done things beyond my wildest dreams.”
Thanks to Fightful for transcribing the above comments of the interview which you can watch below.