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Press Release: Sean Waltman Discusses AEW With Tony Khan On X-Pac 12360

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Tony Khan guests on this week’s X-Pac 12360!

The talk of the wrestling world remains to be All Elite Wrestling and likely will stay that way while the company puts itself together for its Double Or Nothing event in May.

With so many people wanting to give their two cents on the upstart promotion, Sean Waltman went straight to the source on this week’s new episode of X-Pac 12360. The Chairshot was issued the following press release for the latest edition of the show, which you can see skim highlights of below or watch above in its entirety:

SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN WELCOMES THE PRESIDENT OF ALL ELITE WRESTLING TONY KHAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE- Los Angeles

X-PAC 12360

Get it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGDnJLckv0

or download the podcast version on iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/x-pac-12360/id1150124693?mt=2 or download the podcast version for Android: https://omny.fm/shows/x-pac-12360/tony-khan-talks-aew-with-sean-and-comedian-mike-la

AEW President Tony Kahn Addresses the Bill Goldberg Rumors

I have spent some time will Bill, I really like Bill a lot and he’s one of the greatest drawing cards ever in the business, he’s a huge star, a household name…and yeah if the situation was right obviously …I haven’t agreed to anything with Bill or anything but I like Bill a lot.

AEW President Tony Khan Says He’s Not Looking To Buy Out Other Promotions But He Is Open To Partnerships

No. No. We’re looking to start something new I am not looking to absorb… I am open to partnerships. There are a lot of people doing exciting things all over the world and especially internationally; I am very open to partnerships. And domestically, I think I’ve seen the future and it’s what we’re doing. I am very very happy with where we’re at today. Yesterday was a real big day for us as a company and we have a lot of work to do moving forward between now and May 25th, Double or Nothing in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand , Memorial Day weekend. It’s going to be a real good time. But yeah I am not really looking to acquire a lot of other companies or even libraries but as far as partnerships and things of that nature I think there’s a lot of exciting things that people can do.

AEW President Tony Khan Talks About How Wrestlers with Full-Time Office Jobs in AEW Can Be Provided with Healthcare

Some of the people working with us are still independent contractors. And what I am doing is a lot of people are doing full-time office jobs. The people doing full-time office jobs have similar benefits to other sports executives and I have a lot of sports executives that are currently working with us here in Florida at the Jaguars so what I’ve said is ‘Okay, well you’re sports executives so I can set you up with healthcare packages’… but at the end of the day a lot of people are doing office jobs so a lot of wrestlers are gonna end up with healthcare out of this.

AEW President Tony Khan Comments On How Equal Pay Will Work

Equal pay for equal spots. And that’s fair to me and I think it’s fair to everyone.

AEW President Tony Khan Talks About The Challenges AEW Will Face

It’s gonna be a challenge every week to provide a compelling product, as we go forward and deliver something people want to see regularly. And that people will pay to see. And that will make it a profitable business. I think that’s very important…  I think it will be on the company to deliver something that people want to see and I think we have the performers that can deliver that, we have the brainpower within the organization to deliver that. So, I think it’s not gonna be easy, everyone has to work really hard but I think that’s the challenge that everybody’s up too.

AEW President Tony Khan Talks About His Vision For AEW

I want to grow this into being something that the wrestling community will embrace… From top to bottom, beginning to end, every show we’re going to give you things we think you’re gonna enjoy and I don’t want to give you anything unless there’s a reason. Where it’s gonna be important later where you saw it, I don’t want to give you anything that you’re not going to enjoy now. If that makes sense… I think what we have, is we have a group of people with so much talent and so much wrestling know-how that I think we’re going to be able to generate a wrestling show that’s not just build with great work and awesome promos but spontaneity and a live show that really feels like a live show like ’ooh anything can happen’… I am excited about what we’re going to do.

AEW President Tony Kahn Talks About The Importance of Wins and Losses and Incorporating That Into Wrestling

… It {Pro Wrestling} hasn’t been taken seriously as the true athletic competition it is, in other sports wins and losses matter and I feel like wins and losses are a huge part of the equation. I really want a win and a loss to be taken seriously and the win/loss component should be a huge part of the competition to build up to the championship. Something we will take very very seriously. In my background in sports, I am huge believer in statistics and I think that’s one area where in wrestling we’ve seen some cool stuff get over…To me I think there’s real opportunities to do some interesting things just in terms of building up athletes the way UFC has as legitimate competition.

AEW President Tony Khan Talks About The Climate of the Business and The Work Ethic of His Roster

The business climate right now is very good for what we’re doing and I think there’s a great opportunity obviously there was a lot of talent that was going to become available in 2019 to put together a top roster and I think that’s what we’ve already begun to do and we already have some of the best workers in the world…I don’t have any question about the work ethic of the people I am going into business with. How can you question Chris Jericho’s work ethic? And Cody and The Bucks are friends of mine, I mean those guys work their asses off. And Hangman Page is gonna be a big, big star in this business. I feel really really strongly about that guy… Pac is another guy who’s a really hard worker….

Get it all on this week’s brand new episode of Westwood One’s X-Pac 12360. Two words for you…DOWNLOAD IT!


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: CM Punk/AEW, Moxley vs Omega, WWE/FOX and More! (6/14/19)

News Involving CM Punk/AEW, Moxley vs Omega, WWE/FOX and More! (6/14/19)

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New Wrestling Promotion Launches

2019 has been a very busy year for wrestling, especially when it comes to new promotions launching. Former WWE stars Alberto Del Rio and Chavo Guerrero have partnered together to launch Nacion Lucha Libre. Some of the announced roster includes MVP, Carlito, Del Rio’s former ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez, LAX, and Pentagon. Del Rio has also hinted in signing currently contracted WWE stars when their contracts run up.

Jason’s Take

Obviously, this won’t be direct competition with the WWE, however it can draw fans away from the Mexico fan base the company has attempted to build. I am wondering if even though fans are unhappy with WWE, if all these new promotions are leading to an over saturation of product.

Moxley vs Omega At All Out

You have to hand it to AEW, as they are creating some very interesting matchups. Today, the company announced that Jon Moxley will take on Kenny Omega at the August 1st All Out event.

Jason’s Take

This matchup is intriguing to say the least. Two completely different styles of wrestling, creating what I hope to be a great match. This one shouldn’t dissapoint.

CM Punk All In On All Out?

One of the big names that has long been rumored to join AEW is CM Punk. Punk seems to be done with wrestling, but every time AEW has announced an event, fans start up the rumor mill. With the upcoming All Out show taking place in Punk’s hometown of Chicago, many speculate Punk will make an appearance. Punk seems to have shot down that speculation in his latest Tweet.

Jason’s Take

Wrestling has always been a business where a person never could say never. While it is unlikely that Punk signs with AEW, there will always be the speculation that he will. But what would Punk offer to the upstart company? Name recognition ? Could Punk still go in the ring ?

SmackDown On FOX Commercials Start To Air

We all know that SmackDown will be moving to FOX this October, and the network paid a lot of money for WWE programing. FOX looks like it has the wheels in motion for the promotional blitz informing network viewers that SmackDown is heading to the network. Below is a commercial that has been airing, and many are pointing out that the advertisement contains a redesigned logo for the show.

Jason’s Take

FOX spent a lot of money to get WWE programming, so it’s no surprise that they are airing commercials four months in advance. Or could it be that FOX is worried about the low ratings that WWE programming has been generating?

 

 


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Chairshot Wrestling News Shuffle: Fyter Fest, All Out, Cesaro Injury, Chris Jericho and More! (6/12/2019)

News Involving Fyter Fest, All Out, Cesaro Injury, Chris Jericho and More!

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AEW Fyter Fest To Stream For Free

This week is the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo being held in Los Angeles. During Tuesday’s festivities, Kenny Omega appeared and announced that the upcoming Fyter Fest will stream live, and be free for everyone. It is not known where it will air, but many are assuming it will air on B/R Live. Fyter Fest is June 29th @ 8pm EST.

Jason’s Take

This will only help broaden the exposure of AEW, and I am all for this airing live for free. I have to hand it to AEW, because it seems like they are everywhere. Fyter Fest looks like it will be a stacked card so far, with Jon Moxley taking on Joey Janella. I am going to go out on a limb here, and say that the match will be a violent one.

All Out News

Speaking of AEW, they do have another big show coming up on August 31st, entitled, All Out. The main event of the show will see the crowning of the first AEW Champion, as Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page. On Tuesday, Cody Rhodes announced ticket prices for the event. Tickets will range from $30 to $190. Rhodes also Tweeted a seating chart of the event.

Jason’s Take

All Out will most likely be the last pay per view event before weekly TV starts in October. So I fully expect that the company will go all out (no pun intended) in terms of matches, etc.

Chris Jericho On Goldberg/Undertaker

In Monday’s shuffle, I discussed the much talked about match (and not in a good way) at Super ShowDown between Undertake and Goldberg. Many people throughout the wrestling world have weighed with their opinions on the match, and the latest to do so is Chris Jericho.

Jason’s Take

It is an interesting perspective from Jericho. Though, Ozzy Osbourne can’t sing at all anymore, and it’s embarrassing to watch. Anyway……Both Undertaker and Goldberg are legends from their era, but I do think it’s time they hang it up or move into non performance roles.

Cesaro Injured On RAW?

During the six man tag team match on RAW, it appeared that Cesaro was inured when Ricochet landed badly on his leg when he hit the 630 splash. After the match, Cesaro was helped to the back by WWE officials. According to Dave Meltzer, the chatter backstage is that he was not injured during the spot.

Jason’s Take

One of those times where a painful spot just happens. I thought for sure Cesaro either broke or pulled something right after the move, so here is hoping he is ok.

 


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