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Tony Khan comments on AEW’s working relationship with NJPW

Tony Khan spoke with TSN about the relationship between AEW and NJPW.

Since AEW started up last year, fans had hoped the company would work together. AEW has allowed some of his tops stars to work NJPW shows such as Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley.

However, we have yet to see NJPW stars work matches in an AEW ring although Hiroshi Tanahashi made an appearance for Chris Jericho’s 30th Anniversary Celebration.

AEW President noted that since former President and CEO of NJPW Harold Meij left the company this month, perhaps more things can get worked out regarding a relationship.

“With New Japan, it’s been a little more one-sided where we’ve sent people there and I haven’t really had people from New Japan show up on my TV [programming] yet,” Khan said. “I’d like to see more of a two-sided relationship there because I’m honestly one of the easiest people to work with in wrestling. We’ve worked with NWA, we’ve worked with AAA, and we’ve sent people to New Japan. I think with Harold being gone, I don’t know if it’s going to be easier, but I have a feeling it might be.”

Khan continued by noting he’d like for AEW to be the center point of the wrestling world where big stories culminate and that he’s open to working with any promotion as long as it makes sense.

Khan also talked about the status of the third AEW show, how Full Gear did on PPV, and more. Check out the full interview here. 


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