Tony Khan Took A Financial Hit On B/R Live Shows, Says He Was Willing To Do It, Believes In AEW
All Elite Wrestling (AEW) founder Tony Khan recently did an interview with Decider to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Khan touched on his decision to broadcast events like AEW Fyter Fest and Fight For The Fallen for free on B/R Live, AEW being a wrestler friendly promotion, and his thoughts on Being The Elite.
Here are the highlights:
DECIDING TO BROADCAST AEW FYTER FEST & FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN FOR FREE:
In terms of putting shows out there for free, we took a bath financially on that and I took a big hit, and I was willing to do it as a company because I believed in our brand of wrestling.
AEW BEING A WRESTLER FRIENDLY PROMOTION:
We’re basing the company to be way more wrestler-friendly and in terms of the scheduling, because we’re not going to have a constant touring of five nights a week or anything like that, six nights a week never. And really focusing on that and building the big events, big pay-per-views and streaming specials.
HIS THOUGHTS ON BEING THE ELITE:
What Nick does putting Being the Elite together every week and what Matt does both on and off the camera it’s so huge. With Being the Elite you’ll see some of the most innovative stuff, but it’s going to be very different then the weekly TV show. But that’s by design and I want to keep it that way so you’ll have outlets to see different things.