October 5, 2023
AEW has curiosity in merging with WWE

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon speaks at a information convention asserting the WWE Community on the 2014 Worldwide CES in Las Vegas.

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All Elite Wrestling, knowledgeable wrestling league owned by the Khan household, is inquisitive about merging with World Wrestling Leisure, in keeping with individuals acquainted with the matter.

The Khans, who additionally personal the Nationwide Soccer League’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the Premier League’s Fulham F.C., may companion with a strategic media firm to share the mental property whereas merging the wrestling leagues, stated the individuals, who requested to not be named as a result of the discussions are personal. AEW has a TV carriage rights settlement with Warner Bros. Discovery‘s TNT and TBS.

The concept Vince McMahon, the controlling shareholder of WWE, would merge his firm with the a lot smaller AEW is a protracted shot. AEW hasn’t had talks with McMahon or Nick Khan, the corporate’s chief govt, stated the individuals. McMahon might view promoting to the Khans as a non-starter.

The Khans are open to discussing a possible function for McMahon, 77, after a sale however have not but had these talks, one of many individuals stated. It is unclear what kind of job McMahon would need with WWE after a sale, however WWE is a a lot bigger and extra established group than AEW. McMahon, who was price greater than $3 billion as of July, is also called the first artistic drive behind WWE’s storylines.

Sports activities tycoon Shahid Khan, 72, is ranked 292 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index with a internet price of $7.56 billion. He additionally owns auto elements producer Flex-N-Gate.

Shahid Khan, the brand new proprietor of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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AEW has curiosity in merging with WWE

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