Tony Khan Explains Why AEW Didn't Go ThunderDome Route When Global Pandemic Broke Out

Why didn't All Elite Wrestling go a similar ThunderDome route when the global pandemic broke out?

The boss-man of AEW recently spoke about this subject during a recent interview.

AEW President & CEO Tony Khan spoke with for an interview recently, during which he explained why he chose to go a different direction with his promotion than the ThunderDome screen route that WWE took.

Featured below is an excerpt from the discussion where Khan touches on this topic.

“I didn’t want to have a video wall, and I pushed back when I got pushed to do a video wall,” Khan said. “It was a fine idea and WWE did it, but it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I respect it, it’s good and it’s economical, but I wanted to continue to find a way to do the shows for the fans every week. And the fans at Daily’s Place supported us. We built like a wrestling territory having a weekly audience. I’m really proud of that.”

“I thought it was one of our finest moments as a company, and I was really glad to come back and do the first big 100% totally safe wrestling show. The thing I take most pride in doing these live events is having zero transmissions. We’ve been doing shows since August with fans and have had zero transmissions.”

Check out the complete interview at


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