Tony Khan says it’s time to be ‘more discerning than ever’ when it comes to signing talent

During an interview with, AEW President Tony Khan commented on if the company needs to be “pickier” when it comes to signing new talent…

“I do think I have to be more discerning than ever in talent acquisition because we have such a strong roster. I was aggressively expanding with the launch of Rampage. We made some big signings in the past including CM Punk. Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, Ruby Soho, Thunder Rosa, Kyle O’Reilly, Bobby Fish, Andrade El Idolo, Malakai Black. Christian Cage and many others. We’ve also continued our partnerships with great international companies like New Japan Pro Wrestling and Lucha Libre AAA. We have a lot of great talent working, but it’s time for me to be more discerning than ever in terms of acquisitions.”

Khan added that AEW will continue to sign new talent in 2022 and expand the roster.

Head Honcho Tony Khan Reflects on All Elite Wrestling’s ‘Best Year Ever Yet’

shifts networks to Tony Khan believes 2021 was All Elite Wrestling’s best year yet. The company head runs down record-breaking pay-per-view buys, strong viewership, and expanding programming with TBS starting January 5. TNT by adding as metrics.