While talking on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan says he’s very pleased with both how AEW is doing and how wrestling in general is doing. He believes it’s an impressive accomplishment considering how different viewing habits are for wrestling compared to the days of the Attitude Era.
“Wrestling is hotter than ever,” Khan said. “This past week, to have three different wrestling shows ranked number one on their night, and to have AEW be a part of it, it’s huge. And it’s a great time for wrestling. I feel like we were all there, part of the peak era of fandom, and now it’s a splintered audience. Things are very fragmented, it’s hard to get as many people to watch something as there used to be.
“But I believe that, and I see it first hand with the NFL and the great numbers we do, if you deliver a quality, compelling product consistently, people are going to show up and watch it. And that’s why we built audience and we’re up year over year. And I feel like with the great card we have tonight and the big pay per view card ahead later this month, it’s a great time to come and join AEW as a fan. Hopefully people like what they see tonight. I feel it’s one of our best cards.”