Jacksonville Jaguars owner and Tony Khan’s father, Shad Khan, who is the lead investor in AEW, did a recent interview with Yahoo Finance where he spoke about a wide range of topics.
During the interview, Khan noted that AEW isn’t trying to compete with WWE. This is something that many of the stars of the promotion has stated in the past.
“WWE is a great company, but we are not here competing with them. In the golden age of wrestling during the late ‘90s, there were 10 million fans. Now It’s down to 2 million. So we’re tapping into fans who were not engaged and quite frankly the younger fan who never got quite into it. Competition is good for everybody, but it’s very important for AEW to do our own thing.”
For the second week in a row, AEW Dynamite beat WWE NXT during the same timeslot as AEW drew 1.018 million on TNT while NXT did 790,000 viewers on the USA Network.