Tony Khan, the owner of All Elite Wrestling, has publicly expressed interest in the possibility of purchasing WWE.
In a recent interview with The Maggie and Perloff Show, Tony Khan stated that while AEW is his main focus, he is “intrigued” by the potential sale of WWE and is open to being a part of the process.
“I am interested in the news that there is potentially a sale process and certainly I think we’ve shown when there are acquisitions and transactions, we’re capable of making the big purchases,” Khan said. “AEW is my main focus, but certainly when that news is out there, it’s very interesting. So stay tuned to AEW Dynamite and stay tuned to AEW Rampage, you never know when I’m going to address something. It’s very preliminary to talk about that process. If there is a process there, which it sounds like there may be, I’m interested in being part of it.”
In addition to launching AEW, the Khan family’s previous acquisitions include the purchase of wrestling promotion Ring of Honor (ROH), English Premier League football club Fulham, and NFL franchise the Jacksonville Jaguars, so they do have a history of taking on big franchises.
Tony Khan has no relationship with Vince McMahon
Tony Khan also revealed in the interview that while he has spoken with Stephanie McMahon, the now former co-CEO of WWE, in the past, he has no relationship with Vince McMahon, the chairman of WWE.
Speculation surrounding a potential sale of WWE has been increasing since January 6, when Vince McMahon returned to the WWE Board of Directors and announced his intention to facilitate a sale of the company. CNBC reported on January 12 that the Khan family had interest in purchasing the company. Other potential buyers include private equity firms and other media companies, but no official offers have been made public.