Tony Khan Secretly Flies to Chicago, Reportedly Shoots AEW Promo From New Venue

Published 07/26/2021, 2:09 PM EDT


AEW is planning something huge, and Tony Khan and the EVP’s flying to Chicago is evidence of the same.

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According to reports, Tony Khan and others flew to Chicago in his private jet. There’s no confirmed news about why they flew to Chicago, but it’s possible they recorded a promo from the United Center.

It’s been reported that Tony Khan wants to make H Chicago the second market for AEW. For that, he’s trying to book the United Center as the venue for their shows. In fact, AEW is supposed to go to Chicago in the first week of September for Dynamite, Rampage, and All Out. Finally, the company wants to have CM Punk in Chicago, and now, the announcement is more of when it’s going to happen rather than if.

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This will not be the first time AEW is performing in front of the Chicago audience. Previously, the company ran a special Dynamite episode on Thanksgiving Eve.

Currently, there isn’t any confirmed reports about Tony Khan’s plans but sooner or later the company will make an announcement about the future plans.

AEW is building a massive roster

Tony Khan and co. has stepped up their hiring game. The company has often targeted pro-wrestlers who have either quit WWE or the company released them from their contracts.

Some of the huge names who signed with AEW after WWE are Sting, Rusev (Miro), Christian Cage, Chris Jericho, and The Big Show. As days are passing, it’s becoming obvious that AEW wants to build a roster with big names in the industry.

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Recently, the company most probably signed Daniel Bryan who did not return to WWE after losing a match against Roman Reigns prior to Hell in a Cell 2021. Additionally, rumours reveal that the company has most probably signed on CM Punk as well.

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Now, even though it’s hiring the big names, it doesn’t shy away from giving youngsters a chance. This has helped make AEW a suitable platform for the upcoming generation.

Keeping the above side, the company lets pro-wrestlers have some amount of say in their creative line. This freedom is extremely important since it helps the pro-wrestler connect with the character, and in turn with the audience.

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What else do you think makes AEW a suitable option to the new comers? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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