All Elite Wrestling was destined to be dogged by unwanted WCW comparisons from the moment the promotion was first announced, but company President Tony Khan is having none of it.
The 36-year-old has shot this talk down in a new interview with Chris Van Vliet, claiming that he "doesn't want to compare us to any other wrestling company. We're AEW and we're doing something very different," he added, noting that their goal is to "bring people back to 20 years ago," and to provide "a major alternative," and "a second company with great production values and great exposure."
The interview also saw him touch on AEW's rumoured TV deal, noting that negotiations are still very much underway, though they aren't ready to make an announcement yet.
Per Khan, his five-year AEW business plan will see the promotion "build up a brand, build up a roster, and establish ourselves as a top brand in wrestling for people who want fast-paced, excited action and more of a sport-based product." He also stated that he won't have any kind of on-air role with the promotion, and that AEW will run a wrestler-friendly schedule rather than forcing performers to spend 5-6 days a week on the road.
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