Dan Lambert and Tony Khan has more in common than many may have thought.
Outspoken American Top Team MMA gym owner and on-screen AEW personality, Dan Lambert caused quite the stir when he brought several of his ATT members with him to All Elite Wrestling in 2021. Lambert, alongside his MMA friends as well as AEW regulars, Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page would be staples of the company’s programming throughout 2021.
Dan Lambert’s time in AEW would culminate with him competing at last year’s Full Gear pay-per-view, alongside former UFC Heavyweight Champions, Andrei Arlovski and Junior Dos Santos as well as the aforementioned ‘Men of The Year’, in a losing effort against The Inner Circle.
When appearing on ‘Insight with Chris Van Vliet‘, Dan Lambert explained how his run in All Elite Wrestling came together.
“Tony Khan is an MMA fan. He just happened to be down in Miami meeting with Jorge Masvidal and his agent, they were talking about doing something together when Jorge was so hot after the whole flying knee thing. His agent gives me a call and says ‘Hey, what are you doing?’ I’m like well I just sat down for dinner with some friends that came to town. He says ‘Well tell them to p*ss off. I am down in Miami sitting with Tony Khan, you guys are like brothers from another life. You have got to come and meet this guy.’ I’m like really? Okay.
I told my friends see ya, nice seeing you, I’m out of here. I went to meet him and we just totally hit it off and became friends. He is a total wrestling nerd, I’m a total wrestling nerd. Obviously he is a big football guy and football is the greatest thing in the world to me. We just totally hit it off and became friends and stayed in contact. When he came down to do a Miami show, it was actually the first show they did there after the pandemic was over in front of a live crowd.
He reached out to me and said ‘Hey, do you want to come to the show? Maybe bring some of the guys down, grab a mic and cut a promo on people, just for fun?’ Yeah why not. So I did it and it was a blast and I thought that was it. But then I get a text 2 weeks later saying ‘Hey, what are you doing? Do you want to come to Jacksonville and do a show?’ Yeah why not? And then it just kept going.”
While Dan Lambert hasn’t been seen on AEW programming for quite some time, the company’s President, Tony Khan has been busy dealing with several controversies, the latest of which has caused a change to the 10/5 episode of Dynamite, which can be found by clicking here.