Tony Khan Discusses Similarities With Paul Heyman

Tony Khan

Tony Khan has given his take on when wrestling fans compare him to the “genius” Paul Heyman.

Paul Heyman has certainly had a storied journey in the world of professional wrestling, from starting out as a photographer and working his way to a position as a manager in WCW, to becoming the founding father of Extreme Championship Wrestling.

Since those days Heyman has held many key positions within WWE, including time as Executive Director of Monday Night Raw and being a key member of the creative team.

In a discussion on Busted Open Radio, Tony Khan commented that he is often likened to Paul Heyman, and that he grew up on the ECW way of doing things which he now models certain aspects of himself on.

The person I have people come up to me and say, as far as being a fan who was around pro wrestling and wrestlers for a long time and then jumped into the business, the person I think I get compared to most often of, ‘You remind me of this person,’ I think we’re really different people and I haven’t talked to him or gotten or see him in a really long time is Paul. Paul Heyman, not the other Paul (Levesque).

I grew up on that ECW stuff. Our products are different, he’s a genius and I’m not trying to compare the mindset at all, but as far as trying to keep your finger on the pulse of fans, during a commercial break, even going out and talking to fans and trying to keep them excited during the show, it means a lot to me. I’ve gotten to learn a lot from a lot of people in the wrestling business without having that official apprenticeship. I love the business so much.

The most recent edition of AEW Dynamite saw the return of Kenny Omega, as well as a promo from CM Punk which seemingly went off-script.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.