Arnolt feels she would not have gotten her opportunity with WWE if she didn’t know Khan.
Charly Arnolt, the former Charly Caruso in WWE, opted to depart ESPN and she joined OutKick and is going to be launching a new show on the platform this fall.
Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald conducted an interview with Arnolt and while speaking about OutKick, she shared that AEW President Tony Khan has told her he wants to be on her new show. Arnolt and Khan are friends and she stated that it’s fair to say if she did not know Tony, she would not have gotten her opportunity at WWE.
She introduced herself to those in the company while she was backstage at an event with Tony. Charly went on to add that Khan has always left the door open for her do something with All Elite Wrestling. Arnolt also commented on the idea of collaborating with WWE again through Endeavor.
Yeah, absolutely (it’s fair to say if I didn’t know Tony Khan, I would not have ended up in WWE). I don’t think I would have ended up at WWE because it was never on my radar. It was never on my radar to, you know, apply to WWE. I was a fan in middle school but I hadn’t been a fan since. I was going in the traditional sports world and that was the route I intended to go down. I simultaneously had a job offer to be a news anchor in Washington D.C. at the FOX-owned and operated station there and I also then get a job offer from WWE after the introduction — I made the introduction through the time I was backstage with Tony so, the way that happened was not intended but it was a great opportunity, I’m so thankful to have had it and in fact, Tony, since I’ve got the job at OutKick has already reached out to me and said he wants to be a guest on the show that’s launching this fall so, Tony is still a very close friend of mine and love him to death.
Oh yeah, oh yeah, absolutely (there were discussions or talks of maybe doing something with AEW). I think, you know, Tony has always left the door open there. I’ve been very busy and ESPN wasn’t so keen on letting me do other opportunities while I was under their roof. So yeah, potentially now but then there’s also the idea of Endeavor who owns UFC who I already worked for, now owns WWE so, listen, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some type of crossover happening with another wrestling company at some point down the road. I mean, who’s to say, right?
In March of 2021, Arnolt announced her departure from WWE. She had been with the company since 2016.
If the quote in this article is used, please credit Jim Varsallone with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.