Tony Khan Explains Why He Doesn’t Want To Be AEW TV Character
Tony Khan has opened up about why he doesn’t have any interest in being a TV character on AEW programming any time soon.
When it comes to AEW programming, the company’s Owner, President, General Manager and head booker Tony Khan has the final say on everything that happens. While there have been times that Khan has appeared on AEW TV, he is not an evil boss character like Eric Bischoff was in WCW or Vince McMahon was in WWE as Mr. McMahon.
Even though Tony Khan hasn’t been a character on AEW programming, he did portray his role as AEW’s boss on Impact Wrestling shows in 2020 with Tony Schiavone by his side.
During an interview on the Jon Chuckery Show, Tony Khan was asked if he wanted to be a television character on AEW shows.
“First of all, I really don’t want to do that. I don’t want to attract or take away any time from the great wrestlers in AEW. So I really try to limit the on-screen appearances I make.”
“When I do come out, it’s generally easier to make a very special announcement or specific instructions. I believe that’s served us very well, and that’s the role I would like to keep; more of being a device on the show than actually taking up a lot of time.”
As he continued, Tony Khan did admit that maybe he would try being a heelish character if they needed that, but he doesn’t think it’s needed.
“I don’t really want to be a character taking up a lot of time on the show. But, I also like answering people’s hypothetical phone questions. So I think, in my limited appearances, I do like representing the company, which is a babyface company, generally in a babyface role.”
“I don’t think it’s really my role to be out there trying to get heat. If we needed that or were really up against it, maybe I would try that, but I don’t think there’s any need or really any demand for that. I think the way we’re doing it now is very well.”
AEW and Tony Khan will present the Revolution pay-per-view on Sunday, March 5th with MJF defending the AEW World Title against Bryan Danielson in a 60-Minute Iron Man Match.