An emotional night for all involved, Tony Khan has explained the reasons he feels the Brodie Lee tribute edition of AEW Dynamite is the best show he’s produced.
Brodie Lee’s death in late 2020 shocked the wrestling world. By all accounts, he was a genuinely good and decent person, which is hard to come by in the wrestling business.
Following his passing, AEW went the extra mile to take care of Lee’s family with a Celebration of Life and his son basically being signed by AEW so that he’s taken care of for years to come.
In an interview with The Ringer, AEW President Tony Khan has opened up on what the Celebration of Life meant to all involved.
The Brodie Lee tribute show was the best thing we’ve ever done in the company. It was the hardest show ever to produce and put together. For the wrestlers, I know it was a most difficult day, and for what Amanda, Brodie, and Nolan [Brodie Lee’s widow and sons] went through, it’s unfathomable what they’ve endured.
I think the thing I’m proudest of is that we’ve had the greatest tribute show that anyone has ever done in the history of this business. If you watched that show, you come out of it saying, ‘That guy really loved his family, he really loved wrestling, and the wrestlers and his family really loved him.’ That was what we were trying to get across, and I think we did a very good job.
The next big event Tony Khan will be producing is AEW’s final pay-per-view of the year, Full Gear, this coming Saturday 19th November.