Shad and Tony Khan address their roles at All Elite Wrestling


#1

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/01/08/shad-and-tony-khan-address-their-roles-at-all-elite-wrestling/

The following statements were released Tuesday to the media from Shad and Tony Khan and specifying their roles with All Elite Wrestling ahead of today’s rally in Jacksonville, Florida.

Shad Khan

I am the lead investor, a supporter and a backer of All Elite Wrestling, and I anticipate great things today and into the future for AEW and everyone who has worked passionately on this week’s launch. I know AEW will be welcomed by wrestling fans here in the U.S. and throughout the world who are ready for something new and authentic. AEW will work hard to deliver on that promise.

As important, I am the father – the proud father – of Tony Khan, who will serve in a leadership role at AEW during the 2019 launch and in the years ahead. Tony will assemble a great team to take AEW over the top, for the benefit of everyone who loves the wrestling industry, while continuing to serve in his current capacities with the Jaguars and Fulham.

AEW will operate as an organization completely independently from my other interests. It will not deter attention or divert resources from any of my businesses, teams, projects or investments. At the same time, AEW will enjoy the same full commitment I given to everything and everyone in my life – my family and friends, my business and, in recent years, to sports, hospitality and now entertainment.

Tony Khan

Wrestling fans are a community unlike most others. I’ve been a part of this community since I was 7 years old, and I can tell you that wrestling fans see the world every day through a special lens. We see wrestling in Hollywood films and tv shows, we see elements of wrestling in the presentation of sports and in the marketing of grandiose star athletes, and we certainly see wrestling in politics.

The wrestling community is a constant; its members are diverse, we are physically located on all corners of the planet, yet we are constantly connected. Recently, a new family has formed, bonded by love and respect for wrestling but armed with a vision and resources that have never before been available to the wrestling community. Our objective is to connect our community closer than ever before through All Elite Wrestling, or AEW.

AEW does not mean any less of a continued commitment to existing obligations and duties that I have, or my family has, to our business and sports interests. That will never be the case. What’s important is that every individual decision we make as family, whether it’s ownership or investment in a team or property, is 100 percent beneficial to those specific interests. I will always welcome that accountability and responsibility, as nothing is more important than serving our supporters and friends.

AEW will launch with a roster of the top wrestlers in the world. While they’ll clash in what will be some of the most intense and fast-paced contests ever sanctioned in the squared circle, they’ll also share a common goal: to make this the true golden age, to make this the greatest time ever to be a wrestling fan. Likewise, as a business, by treating our wrestlers with respect and warmth, we also seek to make this the golden age for the performers themselves.

I urge everyone who believes in what we’re doing, or wants to believe in dreams coming true, to support AEW by spreading the word and passing the wrestling bug onto someone else. My message: Get in on the ground floor with AEW today and help lead our movement to grow the wrestling community and ensure that the voices of the wrestling fans, their creative minds and their remarkable ideas, will always be heard.


#2

Here what i’ve gotten from those statement, Shad is giving money to tony to get is new business venture of the crowd and pretty much doesn’t want anything to do with the Company outside of it making a profit.

Tony on the other hand is a wrestling fans and will be as hands on as he possibly can but he not going to give the 100% dedication to the company because he has bigger ventures to take cares off.

I also get that he pretty much said the same thing that pretty much any owner that tried to start a new promotion would say. It was pretty corporated bullshit that they gave the media to get the fans excited about the project.

They’re one part of the statement that got me interested in the whole project and that they will bring in the top wrestlers in the world. So does that mean that he’s trying to take as many big name away from the indy scene to have them wrestled exclusively for AEW, so the reveal of the AEW roster does intrigue me. Outside of that, it feels a lot like they had to release a statement and they gave the old corporate statement that everybody else as given before.


#3

By all accounts the Khans are very well respected.

And this statement released today drums up interest and publicity beyond just the wrestling community but the business one as well.

It’s also not much different than VKM saying the XFL will not negatively impact his focus on WWE.


#4

That’s pretty much corporate speak which means that unless this start affecting are others ventures, we will keep behind it. In other words if AEW doesn’t turn a profit to the point where it start affecting their football team assets, they will get rid of it.