Billionaire Tony Khan Jumps on the Kevin Durant Trade Bandwagon

Published 07/01/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

It looks like Kevin Durant, one of the NBA’s star players, might part ways with the Brooklyn Nets soon. KD shocked everyone by recently requesting a trade away from the Brooklyn Nets. Ever since this news came out in public, several individuals reacted to it on social media. And now, the AEW president has also joined in this conversation.

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AEW President Tony Khan talked about Kevin Durant while responding to a tweet from Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful. In his tweet, Sean Ross Sapp noted, “Blackpool Combat Club is not putting together a trade package for Kevin Durant, I’m told.”

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In response, Khan replied, “He hasn’t bled with the right people, sources say.” For those who are unaware, the Blackpool Combat Club is a professional wrestling stable in AEW.

AEW has brought in stars from other sports in the past. For example, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal had competed in a match in AEW. So, even if Durant ever appear in AEW, he would not be the first basketball star to appear in All Elite Wrestling.

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AEW president Tony Khan recently added another former WWE star to the Blackpool Combat Club

A few months ago, on AEW Revolution 2022, Bryan Danielson competed in a match against Jon Moxley. Following the fight, former WWE star William Regal made his surprise AEW debut. Regal then formed the Blackpool Combat Club by uniting Moxley and Danielson. He then invited Wheeler Yuta to join him, Moxley, and Danielson as a member of the BCC.

But Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson are not the only two former WWE stars who are presently members of the Blackpool Combat Club. Claudio Castagnoli, previously known as Cesaro in WWE, joined the Blackpool Combat Club recently.

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The former WWE star joined the Blackpool Combat Club after making his AEW debut at the AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door in June. Claudio Castagnoli replaced the injured Bryan Danielson to fight Zack Sabre Jr. He emerged as the winner of the match as the fans cheered for him on his AEW debut.

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Castagnoli then competed in a Blood & Guts match that took place during the recent episode of AEW Dynamite. And once again, he ended up on the winning side. It will be interesting to see what AEW has planned for the Blackpool Combat Club and Claudio Castagnoli in the future.

What are your thoughts on KD’s recent decision? Do you think he will ever come to pro wrestling entertainment? Let us know in comments.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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