AEW President Tony Khan Mocks WWE for It’s Latest Policy Concerning Independent Wrestlers

Published 08/28/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


AEW President and CEO Tony Khan hits back at WWE again. Khan recently responded to a report that stated WWE’s stance on Indie talents right now.

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According to reports from the Headquarters, WWE is not scouting indie talents as of now. They are going to let AEW use indie talents while WWE focuses on the ‘look.’ They will teach people with the “right look” how to wrestle. (Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

Khan responded to this news with a still from Ben Affleck’s “Jim Young” character from The Boiler Room, a crime drama film released in 2000. The movie is about a college dropout who gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm.

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Affleck’s character is one of the co-founders. However, he soon realizes that the firm may not be as legitimate as they portray it to be. The image says, “We don’t hire brokers here; we train new ones.”

Khan seems to be hinting at how AEW is ‘making’ their own stars. AEW takes in veterans like Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy, Sting, Jon Moxley, Kenny Omega to mentor and train newbies like MJF, Orange Cassidy, Darby Allin.

Their formula is working well. Now there are multiple young stars on the roster who could pull off the show on their own.

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Tony Khan thanks the fans ahead of AEW Rampage

This week marked the third episode of AEW Rampage. Khan made history when he struck a deal with CM Punk and made him return to pro wrestling.

Ahead of this week’s show, Khan wrote, “Thank you to all of you great wrestling fans who have made the launch of #AEWRampage such a huge success over these past 2 weeks; we have another great show on TNT tonight starting out with Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus vs. Lucha Bros in the World Tag Team Title Eliminator Final NOW!”

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Lucha Bros won the Finals against Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus, The Bunny defeated Tay Conti, Christian Cage & Frankie Kazarian defeated AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and Brandon Cutler in the main event. AEW TNT Champion Miro appeared in an in-ring segment.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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