Tony Khan Says AEW “On Pace To Make Very Lucrative Media Rights Deal”
AEW owner Tony Khan has painted a positive picture for the company, saying that they’re in line for a “very lucrative” media rights deal.
The wrestling world changed forever in 2019 when Tony Khan formed All Elite Wrestling, working closely with Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, and Kenny Omega who were all named as Executive Vice Presidents in the fledgling organsiation.
Since then, AEW’s flagship show Dynamite has aired on TNT and TBS with its sister show Rampage beginning in August 2021.
Speaking to Uproxx Sports, Tony Khan says the company could have a lucrative rights deal in its future while also making the case for a possible streaming service:
“I expect big increases in the rights for the AEW programs and we’re on a good pace to make a very lucrative deal for the AEW media rights going forward.”
“We’ve done 174 episodes of Dynamite, 80 episodes of AEW Rampage, our 17th pay-per-view event will be March 5 in Revolution, so we’ve done hundreds and hundreds of hours of AEW content in our library. I also purchased Ring of Honor last year, which is a great promotion with over 20 years of history, thousands of hours of video in their library.”
“So overall, AEW has access to so many great wrestling events, including some events that are widely considered to be some of the best wrestling events of all time. There’s a lot of interest in this library as well as the new weekly content we continue to produce each week, and I do think there’s a lot of demand for the library and it makes a lot of sense for us to try to make that AEW library available to fans all over the world on demand.”
Tony Khan recently raised eyebrows when he suggested that he wants to be involved in the process of WWE being sold in the future.