During a recent media call prior to Double or Nothing, Tony Khan, the visionary behind AEW, expressed his unwavering support for the invigorating spirit of competition that permeates the realm of professional wrestling. Since the inception of AEW Dynamite, a remarkable spectacle that has captivated audiences, it has consistently pitted itself against the formidable WWE NXT, engaging in a weekly clash of titans. On several noteworthy occasions, these formidable entities have even dared to overlap in terms of scheduling, with May 28, 2023, marking another momentous encounter as AEW Double or Nothing 2023 defiantly goes head-to-head with WWE NXT Battleground.
However, amidst this scintillating rivalry, Khan, with a sagacious demeanor, highlighted his apprehension regarding the ethical conduct of his competitors. In his discerning analysis, he illuminated instances where the opposing side failed to uphold principles of fairness and integrity, casting doubt upon the ethical fiber that underpins their actions. While embracing the fervor of competition that fuels his own promotion, Khan implied a yearning for a more honorable approach from the opposition, urging them to exemplify virtues of fairness, honesty, and sportsmanship.
"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," said Tony.
"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."
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