• Tony Khan Explains Why He Cut A Promo On WWE-NJPW Rumors
As we noted before, WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan has been in talks with NJPW Officials for two months, regarding WWE becoming the official US partner of New Japan Pro Wrestling.
“I just want to address, as ‘The Forbidden Door’, I read in the Observer today that New Japan Pro Wrestling has had talks with WWE’s President Nick Khan. Well, Nick, I have to say if you have been talking to New Japan Pro Wrestling for two months, you’ve gotten a lot done.
Just in the last two weeks I’ve had Yuji Nagata, Ren Narita and Rocky Romero on AEW, I’ve reunited Roppongi Vice, I’ve had the New Japan IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley defend the Title successfully on our show, retaining it, and I have future plans for New Japan Pro Wrestling for the US Title.
So you must’ve really gotten a lot done in the two months, Nick, and in fact, I think there’s only room for one Khan in the wrestling business, Nick, and it’s me. It’s Tony Khan, it’s not some con-man from Connecticut.”
Ahead of tonight’s Live #AEWDynamite at 10pm ET/9pm CT, and #AEWDoN on ppv Sunday, AEW Owner/President @TonyKhan, aka the Forbidden Door, addressed rumors of a relationship between @WWE & @njpwglobal, + what this means to @AEW! Watch Dynamite tonight LIVE coming up on @TNTdrama! pic.twitter.com/atFTSrvyqZ
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 29, 2021
During last night’s post-Double Or Nothing media scrum, Tony was asked why he cut a promo on the WWE-NJPW rumors, and here’s what he replied:
“I talked to New Japan, and I asked them if they thought it would be a good idea for a good promo and they thought it was great. I thought it would be a good promo, and so it made sense.
We have a lot of stuff going with New Japan, and everyone’s welcome to talk to each other in the wrestling business, but we’ve done some great stuff with New Japan over these last few weeks.
And I think we’re going to do some great things moving forward, and I’m excited it.”
WATCH: Cody Rhodes Performed A Vertebreaker (Banned WWE Move) Last Night At AEW Double Or Nothing 2021:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 31, 1986) – WWF Maple Leaf Wrestling
On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Maple Leaf Wrestling’.
This episode included pre-taped matches & interviews featuring the 1986 WWF Superstars.
You can find the card below:
– Jake Roberts vs. Andre Malo
– Ricky Steamboat vs. Terry Gibbs
– Paul Orndorff vs. Neil Carr
– The Body Shop: Adrian Adonis
– King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd vs. Leaping Lanny Poffo & Jose Louis Rivera