During an interview with SportsGrid, Tony Khan discussed wrestling free agency and how AEW could lose out on talent that seemed a sure thing for the promotion at one point.
Khan did state that the changes in WWE in recent weeks was a good thing for professional wrestling.
“I think that’s always been a concern, but now probably more so than ever, I imagine great wrestlers are going to be in demand,” Khan said. “And again, I think this is probably going to be good for the wrestling fans because that’s one of the most exciting things about pro wrestling: free agency. It’s one of those things that was really missing from the sport for almost two decades before AEW came in, because there was not a legitimate competitor in the free agent market, and now there is. I think it’s going to be some exciting times ahead, hopefully for many years to come.”
“One of the worst things that happened, I think, in American sports in my lifetime was when WCW closed down. And there should always be another national wrestling company.”Transcript: WrestlingInc
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