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Tony Khan Says AEW Women Will Main Event “Very Soon”

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Following the conclusion of AEW Revolution, AEW President Tony Khan sat down with the media to discuss the controversial end to the show, new signing Christian and more.

The AEW Women’s division has enjoyed an extended time in the spotlight throughout the early part of 2021 with advent of a tournament to crown a number one contender for the AEW Women’s Championship. The tournament was eventually won by Ryo Mizunami who would go on to challenge champion Hikaru Shida at Revolution.

While Mizunami would eventually fall short in her bid to win the title, the hard-hitting match was given plenty of time to impress with both women going all out for the win.

Speaking after the pay-per-view, Tony Khan was asked about the prospect of a women’s match being the main event of a show, to which he said confirmed that it’s going to happen.

“Very soon. It’s going to happen. What if I told you it was going to happen incredibly soon, like in the next several weeks? I have a feeling that might happen.”

During the scrum Khan was also asked about the contractual situation of Red Velvet who impressed in her match alongside Cody Rhodes against Shaq and Jade Cargill on Dynamite.

It has previously been disclosed that Velvet is on a basic ‘Tier 0’ contract, so with that in mind Khan was asked what she has to do to move up the ladder and gain ‘elite’ status.

“She has very little to do. It’s coming. It’s coming. She’s tremendous, I can’t say enough good things about Red Velvet, by the way, thanks for bringing it up. When I talk about the extension of Dark, one thing I’m really proud of is there’s been so many great young wrestlers that have gotten to do more and more and develop themselves, and we’ve seen a lot more of people that started on Dark and made their way to Dynamite, onto the pay-per-views. This past week, Red Velvet on Dynamite, was in one of the biggest matches we’ve had on Dynamite,” Khan said, “teaming with Cody against Shaq and Jade. She’s been awesome for us this year. Red Velvet, Will Hobbs, both members of The Acclaimed, Max Caster and Anthony Bowens, Lee Johnson, so many others that have come up through this pandemic and working on Dark, made a name for themselves and become really important parts of AEW. I think that’s really cool.”

Speaking to Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy Khan would also reveal that Darby Allin was involved with “90%” of the creation of his cinematic match alongside Sting, adding that he “co-directed” the match.

H/t to Wrestle Zone for the transcription.