Tony Khan has not let Triple H calling AEW “secondary” go unnoticed.
Triple H has never been shy about giving his opinion and he’s been known to take a public shot at AEW, just as he did when he referred to Tony Khan’s promotion as a “pissant company” during DX’s WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2019.
Triple H is featured in a clip from the Being Cody Rhodes documentary where he discusses Rhodes leaving AEW to return to WWE and says the star’s dream was to be champion of WWE, not anywhere else:
“To then take that gamble again and to say this is not what I wanted to be, I didn’t grow up dreaming of being the champion or the face of a secondary promotion. I wanted to be WWE Champion.”
What did Tony Khan think about Triple H’s comment?
Not one to shy away from a controversial comment himself, AEW CEO Tony Khan has responded to the “secondary” claim to the Orlando Sentinel and says his company won’t be that in Wembley Stadium:
“We certainly won’t be the secondary promotion at All In. We’re number 1 in the UK, on TV, and with a record gate. I have a lot of respect for Cody. I know these weren’t his words, to be fair, but we’re not secondary in a lot of markets – for the first time in a long time, WWE has been secondary in a lot of markets.
“I’m proud of where we’re at and I’m not taking a backseat to anybody.”
AEW All In has already sold well over 70,000 tickets for Wembley Stadium despite no matches yet being announced for the event. One executive in the company has already noted that the event is “definitely tracking to sell out.”