An Interview With All Elite Wrestling’s Tony Khan | Forbes

With AEW, the 38-year-old CEO Tony Kahn has built the first real threat to Vince McMahon’s WWE in more than two decades. Inside the billionaire vs. billionaire smackdown.

Khan started AEW with a major investment from his father, billionaire Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, that was reported to be up to $100 million. Its first three months on TNT were successful enough to secure a four-year, $175 million deal with WarnerMedia to air Wednesday night Dynamite, a title he picked a quarter-century ago when he sketched out episodes in his junior high notebook.

00:00 Start
00:37 Tony Khan’s Childhood Love of Professional Wrestling
02:59 Founding AEW and Securing a TV Deal
06:01 Staying Afloat During the COVID-19 Pandemic
09:40 Signing Top Tier Talent
11:08 The Business of Professional Wrestling
12:48 What Sets AEW Apart From the Competition
15:27 Tony Khan’s Creative Process

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