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Tony Khan Refuses To Comment On Ricochet, Talks WWE-TNA Relationship



In a recent interview with TV Insider, AEW President Tony Khan was questioned about the reports concerning Ricochet’s potential departure from WWE.

While Khan declined to comment on the matter, he discussed the relationship between WWE and TNA Wrestling.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On WWE’s working relationship with TNA Wrestling: “Since we launched AEW we’ve been looking to work with great wrestling companies across the planet. The relationship with New Japan Pro Wrestling developed in 2021 and built to the point where we teamed to do a co-branded event like Forbidden Door. We’re approaching the third one. It’s a whole new level of great cooperation between wrestling promotions to see the stars of CMLL and Stardom in addition to the great wrestlers from New Japan Pro Wrestling competing with AEW stars. I’m always open to working with great wrestling promotions all over the world. It feels like the spirit of cooperation in worldwide pro wrestling is greater than it has ever been, which is a big positive. Seeing the top stars of AEW go to Tokyo and compete at Wrestle Kingdom, I think that the fans can always count on AEW and New Japan to put on great collaborations. I think this year’s Forbidden Door will be one of the strongest shows any promotion will put on anywhere in the world.”

On his thoughts on Ricochet: “If it’s okay, I’d rather not get into wrestlers that still work for someone else.”

On AEW’s upcoming residency in Arlington: “The City of Arlington really wanted to work with us. It created a great opportunity for us to bring AEW to one of the hottest markets in pro wrestling. The Esports Stadium in Arlington is a beautiful facility. We think it will be a great home for pro wrestling. We have rabid AEW fandom in Texas. We felt it would be an exciting time to bring AEW as part of this summer series and build these exciting shows to bring a unique feel to Saturday night Collision on TNT. It will have its own different energy, distinct from what we do compared to Dynamite or Rampage, and potentially make this pilot program. We’re hoping for big success and to continue to bring a series of great events and continue to deliver great wrestling. And doing so with a different business model. We move around the country a lot and want to continue to do that and open up new markets and visit different cities, but there is also excitement surrounding the potential of the summer series and setting up roots in one of the greatest wrestling territories of all time.”

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