WWE hasn’t always competed ethically with AEW, says Tony Khan

AEW CEO Tony Khan has voiced his concerns over WWE’s competitive practices.

Speaking on the Double or Nothing media call, Khan stated that while he welcomes competition, he believes WWE hasn’t always ethically competed with AEW. He cited instances of WWE allegedly reaching out to contracted AEW talents about switching sides, which led to AEW’s legal team sending a cease-and-desist to WWE.

Khan also expressed his displeasure with WWE CEO Nick Khan’s attempt to form a working relationship with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, a promotion that had already begun collaborating with AEW.

“It’s been that feeling from day one, since we launched a TV show. It actually, probably changed a little bit on April 14, 2021, and now with this, it feels like the old days in some ways. I’m always very eager to compete in whatever arena I’m in. I really love the competition in pro wrestling as long as it’s done with some ethical standards. People running events at some similar times, I don’t know if that’s necessarily unethical. I don’t have a big problem with it. I wish everybody the best, and I expect we will do the best show on Sunday. I think there will be a big audience for AEW Double or Nothing. Certainly, the spirit of competition is something we’ve dealt with since the launch of AEW, and I have never really had any problem with it as long as it’s an ethical competition, and I don’t think it has always been coming from the other side,” Khan stated.

Despite these issues, Khan remains committed to delivering the best show at the upcoming AEW Double or Nothing event.

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