A few weeks after lashing out at WWE for running two shows on the same weekend as All Out, AEW president Tony Khan fired a shot at the rival company while promoting Wednesday’s Grand Slam in Queens, New York.
Speaking to News 12, Khan explained that the Northeastern region of the United States is the real crown jewel of pro wrestling and not something held in Saudi Arabia.
WWE hosts two events each year in Saudi Arabia as part of a partnership with their government and uses the Crown Jewel name for one of the events in the country. Their next show is scheduled for early November.
“You’re right. We have a lot of great shows in the Northeast. There are so many great wrestling markets in one geographic region. I’ll say it [it’s] the crown jewel of the wrestling markets… the real crown jewel of the wrestling markets, not some BS abroad in Saudi Arabia. The real crown jewel, New York City, is where you want to be.”
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Khan added: “New York City alone is a great market. It is surrounded by so many great markets that are within driving distance. There are so many great fans here.”
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