Several AEW contracts coming up, Khan says he can’t renew them all

Feb 10, 2022 - by Colin Vassallo

In an interview with to promote last night’s Dynamite, AEW President Tony Khan said that several contracts of those individuals who signed on day one are coming up and he can’t renew all them.

“I have really tried hard to be very considerate of the people on the roster, especially going through the pandemic,” Khan said, noting that he kept everyone paid while the other promotion was cutting people left and right during a rough time for professional wrestling.

“I kept a lot of people under contract even though I wasn’t necessarily using them on television because I wanted them to still have paying work, which was hard to come by for wrestling during the pandemic where there weren’t any independent shows,” Khan explained. “I did want to give some job security to people.”

But with the pandemic nearly over and things back in full swing again with a lot of new wrestlers coming in, Khan said he is not in a position to renew all the deals coming up and some will be eventually let go.

“I’ve had to make some tough choices based on ability, fan response, or both. I try to maintain the best roster I can for the company and fans,” Khan concluded.

2 Responses

  1. Taxx W. Hoodchicken says:

    But I thought everybody at AEW was Tony Khan’s best friend?????????

    He can’t do that to his buddies, his pals, his amigos, his compadres, his …

  2. fairfax says:

    Jelly Nutella, Marko Stunt, Dr Luther, Sunny Kiss, Leva Bates and Peter Avalon aka The Library Aids, sadly…because MR G.M.S.I., The SWOLVERINE, clap, clap, clap-clap Terminator style Brian Cage, Powerhouse Hobbs…sorry, they’re sending HOOK, Angelico and Jack Evans from the Heavens, Private Party and Pac…..are my guesses when it’s all said and done.

    I know P.P.A. already went AWAY and I hope to see him in Impact Wrestling soon…IF Dixie Khan signed away The Walking Weapon Josh Alexander well #1 f**k that guy and #2 let’s just swap former OVER Impact World Champion LOST in the shuffle, the aforementioned Brian Cage and he can take Josh’s place against MOOSE at Slammiversary20 and Alexander can relocate to Orlando to report for Dark and Elevator Dark….w/etf that is. Pac is always coming and going so much and with Keith Lee and Jay Lethal signed now would anyone mind if Pac packed himself away for good? I’d add 45Kilo Riho and Heekaroo Shinta and Emmie Sagittarius to the list but those Japanese School Girls LOVE Kenny Omega and playing his Sega and I’ve heard he’s got a Sister Wives meets Egg Drop Soup kinda thing going with his JOSHI HAREM and so I think it’s likely they’ll stick around for a little while…
    What about T-Brain, Dilhawk and Lindeshitts from the Big Red Wrestring Arriance or OWA or whatever is called … OWE? Haha when I was in high school all the skanky kids that washed dishes in the cafe and hung out with Marry Jane and wore JNCO Jeans everyday, may or may not be the same pair….though it’s highly likely, they all got outta school early to go be a trailer park stoner or work at DQ or Wendy’s or something because they didn’t participate in extracurriculars were all part of a program called OWE or OWA or something. I wanna say former Ohio State Women’s Basketball Coach Nancy Darsh’s life partner and les be friend Miss McCourt was the instructor….you think they all got sent to China to WORK for Sheema, spelled Cima???

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