Tony Khan Takes Aim At WWE’s “BS Overseas” Saudi Deal


AEW President Tony Khan isn’t a fan of WWE’s lucrative albeit controversial deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

WWE’s agreement with the middle-eastern nation began in 2018, but has been extended as the promotion missed dates due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

While speaking on News 12, Khan acknowledged there are a lot of AEW events that run in the Northeast of the United States, and took aim at WWE.

“We’re running a lot of great shows around the Northeast — it’s so many great wrestling markets in one geographic region.

“I’ll say it, the crown jewel of wrestling markets — the real crown jewel of wrestling markets, not some BS overseas in Saudi Arabia.”

Khan then turned his attention back to AEW which hosts many shows in the New York area.

“I love, love, love New York. And as a wrestling fan, I’ve had a special connection to the city…you can’t be a wrestling fan without loving New York City [and] without having this great connection to the fans up here.”

WWE Crown Jewel will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on November 5, with Roman Reigns facing Logan Paul in the main event.

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