All Elite Wrestling (AEW) President, CEO and head of creative Tony Khan
Episode 208 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Tony Khan, the president, CEO and head of creative of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), a co-owner and the chief football strategy officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars, co-owner and GM of Fulham F.C., and owner and chairman of TruMedia Networks, an engineering firm used for data analytics.In this podcast, Khan discusses his personal media consumption and how he consumes information about AEW; the importance of getting mainstream sports media coverage versus wrestling media and crossover media; how he looks at doing his own press; how he consumes AEW’s television viewership metrics and what he considers to be the most important metric in his evaluation; how the Discovery/WarnerMedia merger will impact AEW; how he sees streaming as it relates to his product and the wrestling business heading forward; the three-year anniversary of the company; AEW’s upcoming Double or Nothing PPV in Las Vegas; how he views the role of the announcers he has such as Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone and how hands-on his he with his announcers during shows; AEW's incredible tribute show to Brodie Lee; his thoughts on Conrad Thompson and Eric Bischoff debating AEW; MJF and the value of delivering a promo versus in-ring work; acquiring talent in pro sports versus professional wrestling; Urban Meyer as a college football studio analyst; how he views success with AEW in the long-term; and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.
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