All Elite Wrestling is led by Tony Khan, who also serves as president, CEO, GM, and executive producer. WWE’s Co-CEO is Nick Khan. They share a last name but are not connected to one another or physically resemble one another in any way. Although, on Monday, when Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports was hyping an interview with Tony in advance of this week’s AEW Dynamite, the two were mistaken for one another on Twitter.
In response, Barstool’s creator, Dave Portnoy, said, “When he got Barstool Van Talk canceled, why would he then ask me to sit next to him at a fight at MSG as his guest and pretend that I didn’t know that he was responsible? Is he simply being dishonest on purpose, or did he really believe I was that dimwitted?
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Pardon Big Cat from My Take was ready to set the record straight, emailing the boss, “*Nick got it canceled. No, not Tony Khan. To which Tony retorted in his own article, “The two couldn’t be more different,” before plugging this week’s issue of Dynamite.
2 more different people we could not be.
Here’s to not being two-faced + here’s to a big week of @AEWonTV, the #AEWDynamite 3 year anniversary Wednesday on TBS, our first XL 2 hour,15 minute episode ever!
Friday the first ever live 2 hour #AEWRampage/#BattleOfTheBelts on TNT! https://t.co/fMzV3DxIsq
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) October 3, 2022
Next, Portnoy expressed regret, saying, “Quick rectification. My Khan was the incorrect one. Like Tony Khan. It’s Nick who’s full of it. Keep going. I take full responsibility once again. Snake-like Nick Khan.
In an interview with Busted Open Radio, Tony Khan reflected on what he’d learned in the wake of the wild All Out weekend that led to the suspensions of The Elite and CM Punk: “It’s truly been about the fans rallying behind AEW and the wrestlers and crew rallying.” Whether it was the pandemic lockdown, some of the issues we experienced, or the very low point of our firm when Mr. Brodie Lee was ill, on the brink of dying, and when he went, we saw people gather around him and his family.
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Compared to it, everything else seems very minor. With that level of seriousness, I have nothing to which to compare it. To put it in context with everything else we do is to realize how small it all is.
You can get through anything if you and your family stick together. The most important thing I’ve learned is that no matter how bad things become, there are always people you can turn to for help,” he said.