Tony Khan has admitted that he would “take the call” should the chance to work with Shane McMahon arise.
Throughout history, professional wrestling has repeatedly shown that nothing is impossible, no matter how unlikely or outlandish a situation might seem.
After a feud spanning almost two decades, the Ultimate Warrior and Vince McMahon made peace in 2014. Hulk Hogan returned to WWE more than once after testifying for the prosecution in the famous Vince McMahon steroid trial in the early 1990’s. Even recently, Mickie James returned to WWE after being critical of the company, holding the IMPACT Knockouts Championship.
With this is mind, it is perhaps understandable that some fans have wondered that maybe, just maybe, Shane McMahon may appear with AEW after he apparently left WWE. Especially in light of how McMahon left, with his Royal Rumble appearance causing problems with multiple figures backstage.
Speaking in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, AEW President Tony Khan was asked about the possibility of Shane McMahon ever appearing for WWE’s main competition. Khan admitted that he thought the scenario was highly unlikely, but if the opportunity did arise, he’d definitely take the phone call.
“I’d certainly take the call,” Khan says. “I’m sure he’d be an interesting person to talk to about wrestling. I’m not sure exactly if he would be a fit. I have not heard from him, and I don’t expect to hear from him, but in this business, you never know.”
Despite it being heavily reported that Shane McMahon was “out” of WWE, it appears that he’s still working with the company in some capacity, at least for the moment.
Marco Masotti, who owns South African rugby team the Sharks, recently revealed on social media that he had met Shane McMahon to discuss a partnership with WWE. The post also included Doug Cifu who is the co-owner of NHL franchise the Florida Panthers.