Tony Khan was in the latest episode of Battleground Podcast, where he talked about AEW Dynamite, Forbidden Door, sending tribute video for John Cena.
When he was asked about AEW stars sending tribute video for John Cena
“When people ask for a reasonable favor, I’m a good samaritan. There is no reason why you can’t help people out and in this case that’s just trying to be a good samaritan and do the right thing to help out, if you think it’s a good cause. In this case John Cena 20th anniversary show, I think that’s great, sounded like a classy show and WWE reached out to me personally and asked me, if we would send in videos from some of the top stars, they asked me for videos from Chris Jericho, Paul Wight. Bryan Danielson and Mark Henry and I think ended up seeing, I’m not sure Mark Henry’s didn’t make the air. I’m sure they had lot of great videos and I understood why they want him, he is a great star, we see every night on Rampage on Fridays, we are gonna get him tonight on TNT at the main event as we always do.”
“But they did show Paul Wight and Bryan Danielson and Chris Jericho and I thought those were great wrestlers to ask for and I had no problem with it and I also left it up to those wrestlers, if they wanted to do it, I sent them to our head of HR and she told them that they had asked about this and if they wanted to do the videos, it was fine with us. It up to them and they send them in that’s how it happened. You know, based on what it was John Cena’s 20th anniversary, even though WWE and AEW are competitive and It’s a good time to be in wrestling business and be one of these two biggest national television companies, you know, they had the number 1 show on cable and satellite on Monday and we had the number one show on cable and satellite on Wednesday.”