Tony Khan On Possibility Of Two Day AEW PPVs

Tony Khan speaks in the ring

AEW President Tony Khan has addressed the possibility of following NJPW and AEW in holding PPV events spanning two days.

On June 26th, AEW held its latest pay-per-view event, the inter-promotional supershow, Forbidden Door, alongside New Japan Pro Wrestling.

With a lot of discussion around the bigger events held by AEW, NJPW, and WWE being focused around their length, with some perceived to have an excessive runtime, Tony Khan has suggested he is open to change in format.

Responding to a question from’s Connor Casey ahead of Forbidden Door, Tony Khan said he isn’t against following the lead of NJPW and WWE in holding pay-per-view events over two days.

“There’s so many stars in pro wrestling right now between the two companies and it’s fascinating. WWE had an interesting approach to it, to be honest. I don’t think it’s something anybody in AEW besides me has ever entertained, but I see it’s not only lucrative business-wise but there are so many stars in AEW, and frankly, [NJPW] thought they had enough people to do two nights of a show, and now, Wrestle Kingdom has gone to two nights.

“We have never done anything like that, but you all told me that I try to pack a lot into four hours. And plus, it’s a PPV, so I get that there are so many people it’s hard to [fit] all the stars in.”

NJPW made the move to two days for its biggest show of the year, Wrestle Kingdom, for the 14th edition of the event in 2020, holding it on January 4th and 5th that year. WWE followed the same model for WrestleMania 36 just three months later, with the switch being in large part due to the COVID pandemic. Since then, both shows have continued to be held over two days with no sign of a return to a single day for either.

H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.