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Tony Khan compares WWE to Harvey Weinstein in pro wrestling

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Tony Khan has made headlines with his recent comments directed at WWE. The President of AEW made an appearance on NFL Network during this week’s NFL Draft, showcasing his dual role within the organization as he also has ties to the Jacksonville Jaguars, owned by his father, Shahid Khan. In the interview, Khan proudly discussed the rapid success AEW has achieved in just a few short years, comparing it to the groundbreaking start of the AFL.

However, Khan didn’t shy away from addressing his ongoing rivalry with WWE. In a bold statement, he likened WWE to the controversial figure Harvey Weinstein in the realm of pro-wrestling. This comparison is deliberate and speaks to the competitive nature of the industry.

In his own words, Khan stated, “AEW, we’ve been doing this for five years, we are the most successful sports start up since the AFL, pre-merger. There has not been a challenger brand that has gained as much market share as AEW in many many years. We are like the Pepsi of pro wrestling. We’re up against an evil juggernaut. WWE is our competitor, that’s who we’re facing. AEW, like the Pepsi of pro wrestling. WWE is like the Harvey Weinstein of pro wrestling. I’m really proud of what we do down here.”

The reference to Harvey Weinstein, a figure tainted by sexual abuse allegations, draws a parallel to the current allegations surrounding Vince McMahon, the former Chairman of WWE. McMahon is currently under investigation for claims made against him by Janel Grant, adding further weight to Khan’s pointed comparison.

Reports from Fightful Select indicate that despite the controversial nature of Khan’s remarks, NFL Network was pleased to host him on their show. They anticipated the buzz surrounding the interview, especially following Khan’s recent altercation in AEW that had gone viral.

For those interested in hearing Khan’s full interview, which also touches on his encounter with The Elite and his sporting a neck brace during the draft, a link is provided below.

Overall, Khan’s outspoken stance and willingness to take on WWE head-on have ignited discussions within the wrestling community. His bold comparisons and candid remarks have sparked debate and generated interest in the ongoing rivalry between AEW and WWE. It remains to be seen how this dynamic will continue to unfold in the ever-evolving landscape of pro-wrestling.

(Transcribed from Fightful)