Tony Khan On AEW Coming To Canada

Recently AEW made their debut in California for Double Or Nothing weekend, fulfilling the prophecy of holding shows all across America. But, AEW has yet to take a show outside of the United States, which is largely due to the pandemic that hit in 2020.

Now, Tony Khan has his sights set on a Canada debut.

Tony Khan recently sat down with The Canadian Press to talk about all things AEW & Canada. Tony was asked about bringing AEW to Canada for the first time and he had this to say.

We’re back on the road this past year and we’ve been all over America, but I do look forward to bringing an AEW live events to Canada soon, I think we have a chance to really build a strong presence, not only what we’ve established on television with TSN, but also with live events for the fans.

– Tony Khan via The Canadian Press

Canada is home to many talented wrestlers, which Tony Khan would love to bring his Canadian talent back home.

We have a lot of great Canadian wrestlers and I’m excited about the possibility of our live events here because we’ve had great success on TV here. Most important thing is quality of the arena for the fans and the wrestlers and the staff, and then followed by the size for the opportunity to create revenue,” said Khan, adding that the logistics of shooting live television would also affect his decision.

– Tony Khan via The Canadian Press

AEW Dark and AEW Dark Elevation are two of AEW’s weekly shows that are exclusive to YouTube. Tony Khan believes they play a big part in helping expand beyond the United States.

It’s been a huge part of our growth. I don’t think it was possible to launch AEW without the TV deal being originally in place at the time and that wouldn’t have been possible if we hadn’t had the online experience, the more ways you can make your shows and wrestlers available to fans and create awareness of the product, that’s a good thing. For the hardcore fans, there’s tons of demand for more content than even what we already provide, which is a lot.

Tony Khan via The Canadian Press

Many AEW talents, including Ethan Page, Christian Cage, Kyle O’Reilly & even former champions like Chris Jericho & Kenny Omega, are from Canada. Whenever AEW makes their Canadian debut, it’ll surely be a massive deal.

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