Tony Khan Says AEW Is “Definitely Not Doing” Two-Day PPV Events

Tony Khan at Full Gear

All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan has addressed a claim that AEW was going to run two-day PPV events, which is a statement made by Dustin Rhodes.

While we have seen two-day PPV events in New Japan with Wrestle Kingdom and in WWE with WrestleMania over the last three years, AEW is not going to do that.

Dustin Rhodes, who works for AEW as a wrestler as a coach, spoke at Terrificon recently and said that he heard AEW was thinking about two-day PPV shows.

“I think we’re going to go to two-day events now, for pay-per-views. I believe. I’ve heard that down the pike. It’ll be like a WrestleMania experience, you have two days of Double or Nothing or two days of All Out or Revolution.”

In response to those comments, Tony Khan addressed it while he appeared on Busted Open Radio. Khan shut down what Rhodes saying:

“We have these big pay-per-view events and have built up these franchises with Revolution, Double or Nothing, now Forbidden Door, All Out coming up, and to end the year we have Full Gear. It’s really cool, the growth we’ve had on pay-per-view, lots of exciting things happening.”

“I saw a quote about it yesterday [Tuesday], a lot of times in wrestling media, I see stuff get reported by media that would not fly in other sports, unconfirmed and unsubstantiated rumors, but they spread like wildfire on Twitter. That’s bad enough, but I actually saw one from inside the company that I was kind of surprised by because it’s not something we’ve ever really said or business planned or anything.”

“I saw a report that we were talking about doing two-day pay-per-views, and I was like, ‘who said that?’ I looked and it was Dustin! I was like, ‘Why would Dustin say that.’ I love Dustin so much and I was surprised that he said it because it’s not something we seriously internally discussed. At most, at times, I like looking at other business models, at most I’ve said, ‘that’s an interesting business model,’ but far from saying, ‘That’s how I’m taking our stuff’ or ‘that’s what I’m going to do.’ I’m definitely not doing that.”

“Even if I was, and I’m not, I probably wouldn’t want somebody to break that news at a panel. I can honestly say, that’s not what we’re doing anyway. I was surprised by that. For the long-term, foreseeable future, I still see the pay-per-views being the great on-day events we’ve been doing. A lot of people were like, ‘How is that going to work, what is that about?’ Well, it’s not going to work, it’s not about anything. It’s not true.”

That means we can put it to rest for now since it comes from Khan himself.

The next AEW pay-per-view will be All Out on Sunday, September 4 taking place at the Now Arena in Chicago, Illinois.

h/t Fightful