AEW Boss Tony Khan Addresses On-Screen Future

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Tony Khan returned to television on AEW Dynamite, but will he be sticking around?

On the May 22nd episode of Dynamite, Tony Khan returned to AEW television for the first time since he was attacked by The Young Bucks and Jack Perry back in April.

With Bryan Danielson taking an almighty beating in the ring after his win over Satnam Singh, a car raced into the parking lot driven by Khan carrying Darby Allin. The star had been banned from the building by The Young Bucks, but Khan overturned it. This allowed Allin to race to the ring with a flamethrower.

At Double or Nothing, Allin will team with Danielson and FTR to take on The Elite in Anarchy in the Arena.

Tony Khan Wants Focus On The Wrestlers

Despite his surprise return on Dynamite, it doesn’t look like Khan will be making a habit of appearing on television. For the majority of AEW’s existence, Khan has preferred to remain in the background, and that’s how he wants things to stay.

During the Double or Nothing media call, Khan said he prefers the focus to be on his wrestlers when asked about his on-screen future by Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone.

“I really tried to limit the amount of appearances I have personally made over the past five years. It would be fair to say that less than one-tenth of 1% of television time has been spent on me over the last five years. That’s how it should be. Occasionally, if a match had to be made or a major announcement, I would come out and do those things.

I am planning to visit the fans this weekend and I love being at the events before and after with the live crowd, signing autographs and taking photos whenever I can. It’s really important to me that the focus of the show is on the wrestlers and the wrestling. Even when there is a story like the struggle for control of the company. The power in the office. It’s still important to feature it in the context of a wrestling show and with the wrestlers.

Even with last night, I was at most two seconds on the show. That’s how it should be. You don’t need to see a ton of me. It should be about the wrestlers, and the reaction Darby got when he got into the arena. Because the Young Bucks banned him from the arena and Kenny Omega has been out with surgery, there was really only one person who could lift that ban.

I felt that ban needed to get lifted. It was really important for the fans going into Double or Nothing for the fans to see Darby and for him to save Bryan Danielson on his birthday and for Bryan and Darby to stand tall,”

Khan went on to send his best wishes to Eddie Kingston who will be out of action until May 2025 after suffering a broken leg and torn ACL and meniscus.

H/t to Fightful