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Tony Khan’s contract with many AEW stars is about to expire

President of AEW Tony Khan admitted that many contracts will expire in his company in the next few months and some of them will not be renewed.

Khan founded All Elite Wrestling in 2019 with Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks. Top stars like Kenny Omega, Hangman Page and Jon Moxley were very quickly signed to multi-year contracts, but some wrestlers at the company at the start were ending their original contracts.

Talk to TV insiderTony Khan opened up about AEW’s contract situation and how he’s managed to keep his wrestlers happy during the COVID-19 pandemic as so many are struggling to find work.

“When we started, a lot of people signed long-term contracts of several years and a lot of them were about to sign,” says Khan. Especially through the pandemic, a long time where we are still in our first year of television and into our second year. “(H / TILLION Wrestling Inc.)

Tony Khan has made it clear throughout the pandemic that securing employment for his talent and the people he can help outside of AEW is a top priority.

“I keep a lot of people on contract even though I don’t necessarily use them on television because I want them to still have paid work, which is hard to come by for wrestling during the pandemic without it. any stand-alone show,” said Khan. There are really only two places running and the other one cutting people left and right. I really want to provide some safe work for everyone. ” (H / TILLION Wrestling Inc.)

Ultimately, Khan admits that with such a large roster on hand, including a slew of talent he’s signed in 2022, some talent with expired contracts won’t be All Elite for much longer. again.

“Now with so many wrestlers coming in, I can’t renew all the contracts. I had to make some tough choices based on ability, fan reaction, or both. I try to maintain the best possible lineup for the company and the fans.” (H / TILLION Wrestling Inc.)

Who are some of the AEW talents that Tony Khan will give up?

Nobody likes to see someone lose their job, but as the saying goes”Get rid of the old and with the new“With this in mind, who are the talents that AEW fans are likely to say goodbye to in the near future?

AEW parted ways with Peter Avalon this year, whose contract expired in January. Lio Rush will be a free agent in mid-February. Joey Janela could be out of contract at the end of April and the contract with former FTW champion Brian Cage is expected to come into effect this spring.

Time will tell how AEW’s roster continues to grow from here on out.


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