Tony Khan cut a promo prior to tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite addressing a possible WWE and NJPW relationship.
AEW’s social media posted a video with Tony Schiavone interviewing Khan. You can see the video below:
Ahead of tonight’s Live #AEWDynamite at 10pm ET/9pm CT, and #AEWDoN on ppv Sunday, AEW Owner/President @TonyKhan, aka the Forbidden Door, addressed rumors of a relationship between @WWE & @njpwglobal, + what this means to @AEW! Watch Dynamite tonight LIVE coming up on @TNTdrama! pic.twitter.com/atFTSrvyqZ
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 29, 2021
Khan said that he read the Observer Newsletter this morning and heard about WWE president Nick Khan being in talks with NJPW about a possible relationship. Khan said that Nick Khan had done a lot in the last two months, but mentioned in the last two weeks how NJPW stars Ren Narita, Rocky Romero, and Yuji Nagata all appeared on AEW programming. He said he also had future plans with NJPW and the IWGP United States title, which is currently held by Jon Moxley. Khan closed the promo by saying there’s only room for one Khan in pro wrestling, not “some con-man from Connecticut.”
It was reported in this week’s Observer Newsletter that Nick Khan was in talks with NJPW about becoming WWE’s exclusive American partner. It is currently unclear what the status of those talks are. During the pandemic, NJPW has worked with AEW and Impact, sending talent to their promotions. They also have working relationships with Ring of Honor and CMLL.