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“Genius Move”: Billionaire Tony Khan Hails Dana White By Taking Uncalled Shots at WWE Chairman Vince McMahon

Published 05/28/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

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In the past 2 to 3 years, we have seen AEW taking shots at WWE and Vince McMahon on their show and outside. Currently, the owner of AEW Tony Khan made comments about WWE moving their Money in the Bank Premium Live Event to MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas.

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Recently, Tony Khan shared a tweet regarding meeting UFC owner Dana White. He talked about breaking the news to White about WWE.

The tweet said, “Yesterday: one of my favorite days, including -great visits with fans + media -a trip to LA for the most fulfilling meeting of my life with @wbd leadership dinner with my Dad + Dana White, where I got to break the news to Dana about MITB moving to MGM Today: #AEWRampage on TNT!”.


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Originally, last summer WWE had announced Money in the Bank 2022 venue will be Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. However, in the past few days, it is said there is a possibility of WWE moving the event to MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, a smaller venue than the previous one.

Money in the Bank event is on July 2nd, 2022, the same night when UFC will be held in Las Vegas. Tony Khan retweeted in his tweet saying, “Genius move trying to take on Dana and the UFC in Vegas during International Fight Week. See you tonight on Friday Night #AEWRampage on @tntdrama at a special time tonight 6:30pm ET/5:30pm CT/4:30pm MT/3:30pm PT!”

As per reports, WWE made this move because of poor ticket sales in a larger arena of Allegiant Stadium. MGM Grand is an adequate arena for the number of ticket sales that have happened till now. Tony Khan is praising Dana White for having a UFC event on the same night.

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The weekend is going to be a blast as there will be events of combat sports & sports entertainment on the same night. Tony Khan took an opportunity to promote AEW Rampage and the upcoming event, AEW Double or Nothing, by having dinner with Dana White.

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Last week in SmackDown we saw LA Knight debuting on the main roster as Max Dupri. There was some disappointment with the name change among the fans initially. But later they went with it. Also, as per reports, Vince McMahon had planned a stable for Dupri.

The initial plans were for Mansoor and Mace to join the stable of Dupri. But before the debut happened Mr.McMahon had a change of thought and it isn’t clear who will join the stable. Mansoor and Mace were in talks to re-introduce as heels on SmackDown.


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However, plans change anytime in WWE and we have seen this ample times in the company. Mr. McMahon is yet to decide whom to keep in the stable with Max Dupri on SmackDown.

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Written by:

Tushar Deogharkar


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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.
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