AEW President Paid His Talent to Wrestle at NWA EmPowerrr

Published 09/05/2021, 9:05 AM EDT
HOUSTON, TX – DECEMBER 28: Tony Khan, son of team owner Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars, waits on the field before their game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


NWA EmPowerrr was a professional wrestling PPV event produced by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) on 28th August from the Khorassan Ballroom of the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri. This event was NWA’s first-ever all-women’s professional wrestling event, which had superstars from AEW as well.

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Tony Khan talks about the AEW talent present at the PPV

Speaking on the AEW All Out media call, AEW President Tony Khan confessed he paid his AEW talent who appeared in the NWA EmPowerrr PPV.

Tony said that he loves to help other promotions by lending his superstars to the other company. However, this is not the first time Tony Khan has used his superstars in other promotions.

“I’m trying to help other companies in addition to my own. I think people have seen a lot of our women’s wrestlers…this past weekend, I loaned some of them out to the NWA and I thought that was a cool event they put together and I was happy to help out with it by sending our AEW talent and paying,” Tony said.

Tony loaned multiple female superstars from AEW. One of the female superstars was the number one contender for the NWA World Women’s Championship.

AEW superstar Leyla Hirsch challenged the NWA World Women’s Champion Kamille, who successfully retained her championship in a well-received match from the critiques.

All Elite superstars have been competing on other wrestling promotions

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Ever since the company’s inception in 2019, the wrestlers working with Tony Khan have the creative freedom to work/collaborate with other wrestling promotions.

Wrestlers like Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega, and Andrade el Idolo, have appeared somewhere else in other promotions.

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This strategy seems to work for the company. The fans get to witness some of the dream matches which otherwise would have been not possible.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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