Tony Khan has admitted that he would love to welcome back a WWE Hall of Famer to AEW after they debuted for the company earlier in 2022.
As part of a cross-promotion, the 17th of August edition of AEW Dynamite was subtitled House of the Dragon after the HBO series of the same name. The American Dragon Bryan Danielson defeated The Dragon Slayer Daniel Garcia in a two-out-of-three falls match on the show with Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat as guest timekeeper.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Tony Khan indicated that he’d be more than happy to have Ricky Steamboat back in AEW in the future:
“It’s definitely something to keep in mind. I think it’s amazing that Ricky Steamboat got back in the ring. One of my personal heroes, somebody [who] as a kid, and still to this day, was one of my all-time favorite wrestlers. I would love to have Ricky Steamboat back in AEW any time.”
Sixty-nine-year-old Ricky Steamboat recently competed in what was billed as his final match which had a very heavy AEW influence. Steamboat teamed with AAA, ROH, and IWGP Tag Team Champions FTR to defeat the team of Jay Lethal, Brock Anderson, and Nick Aldis.