Tony Khan Addresses AEW’s Success In England

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With All In just one week away, AEW boss Tony Khan has shared how succeeding in England “means a lot”.

Next Sunday AEW will be taking over the historic Wembley Stadium with over 80,000 fans in attendance as Tony Khan brings his company to a city he has a decade-long relationship with.

In July 2013 Tony Khan’s father Shahid purchased Fulham Football Club, adding the London-based club to a portfolio that includes the NFL side the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Over the last ten years, Shahid has placed Tony in senior roles at both sports teams, including being named vice-chairman of Fulham in 2017.

Because of the amount of time spent in London, Tony Khan felt that England was a crucial market when he launched AEW.

Khan was a guest on the latest episode of The Chase McCabe Show and discussed the importance of securing a partnership with a leading broadcaster, before sharing his respect for the history of pro wrestling in England.

“I have a great appreciation for wrestling history all over the world.”

“England, in particular, has a great history of pro wrestling. It’s very interesting — right when we launched AEW, I made sure to get us hooked up on the best TV partner in the UK, and that’s ITV.”

“It’s amazing how much coverage we get now in England.”

“We’ve become a very mainstream show in England, thanks to ITV and the great support of wrestling fans in England, but one thing we had never done was a live show in the U.K. — so this show at Wembley Stadium is our debut and it’s going so incredibly well. Ticket sales are at a historic pace, so it’s going to be one of the biggest events in the history of wrestling.”

Tony Khan Going All In On MJF And Adam Cole

Owning a pro wrestling company is Tony Khan’s dream come true, and he hopes to satisfy fans heading to the company’s ever event outside of North America by doubling up on fan favorites Adam Cole and MJF.

All In now has eight matches announced which includes MJF putting his AEW World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Adam Cole, just hours after the pair will team up to open the night with a match against Aussie Open.

Khan will be looking to two of his biggest names to ensure AEW leaves a lasting impression on the UK crowd and those watching worldwide to help PPV sales of Chicago based All Out the following weekend.

H/t to WrestlingInc