All Elite Wrestling President Tony Khan was recently interviewed by Decider in which he revealed he took a financial hit by airing recent AEW events for free.
Below are the highlights:
Broadcasting Fyter Fest and Fight For The Fallen for free:
In terms of putting shows out there for free, we took a bath financially on that and I took a big hit, and I was willing to do it as a company because I believed in our brand of wrestling.
AEW being wrestler friendly:
We’re basing the company to be way more wrestler-friendly and in terms of the scheduling, because we’re not going to have a constant touring of five nights a week or anything like that, six nights a week never. And really focusing on that and building the big events, big pay-per-views and streaming specials.
Being The Elite:
What Nick does putting Being the Elite together every week and what Matt does both on and off the camera it’s so huge. With Being the Elite you’ll see some of the most innovative stuff, but it’s going to be very different then the weekly TV show. But that’s by design and I want to keep it that way so you’ll have outlets to see different things.