Tony Khan Talks All Elite Wrestling Being Compared To WCW, Addresses CM Punk Potentially Signing

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All Elite Wrestling is the hottest player in the pro wrestling town.

Spearheaded by Tony Khan, son of billionaire owner of Jacksonville Jaguars, Shahid Khan, AEW has made shockwaves since the third quarter of 2018.

During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Tony talked about a variety of AEW topics while also taking a slight jab at Vince McMahon‘s WWE.

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On being compared to WCW:

I don’t want to compare us to any other wrestling company. We’re AEW and we’re doing something very different. What’s great is what we will offer, which will bring people back to 20 years ago, and there will be a major alternative. There will be a second company with great production values and great exposure, it’ll be easy to watch and give you shows with the top wrestlers and the best matches on a regular basis.

That’s something that hasn’t been readily available to people outside of WWE in a long time, almost 20 years.”

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AEW’s current roster already looks strong as the company continues to hire major names in the business. Be it signing former WWE Superstars/Hall Of Famers or rising indie circuit talents, the new promotion promises to deliver a fresh and unique product that’s been missing from the business for two decades now.

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Khan also addressed the possibility of CM Punk signing with AEW.

The longest reigning WWE Champion of The Modern Era made a shocking return to the ring last week and fans have been heavily speculating about his future ever since.

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Could CM Punk sign with AEW after he recently made his in-ring return?

“He’s a great talent and a great performer, I don’t know if that was Phil in the ring, but he’s great. I’m from Illinois and I grew up around Chicago sports and he’s obviously very popular there.”