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NWA and AEW Reportedly Still Have A Good Working Relationship

August 12, 2022 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Eric Bischoff Tony Khan AEW Dark Elevation Image Credit: AEW

Fightful Select reports that the NWA and AEW are said to still be on good terms even though they haven’t worked together since 2021. Last year, Tony Khan revealed that he paid for the AEW talent that worked NWA Empowerrr, after the NWA didn’t reveal that fact. Corgan said that he didn’t want to grovel and the event wasn’t as successful as he wanted anyway. Neither seem to have an issue with each other in spite of this.

Corgan said: “It wasn’t a miscommunication. Tony has my number and honestly, I wish he had reached out privately on that if he had any issue with that. The fact that he went public with something and the other part of the equation was he talked about stuff without giving the other end of the equation. The other end of the equation I’ve never talked about publicly. So it would be like if you went—let’s pretend me and you were having a little bit of an issue—and you went public and said, ‘Billy should thank me for driving that car that he’s driving because I paid for the tires,’ right? So people might go, ‘Oh, yeah, Billy should thank him.’ If I don’t tell you the other end of the deal that was made, well, that does sound like it was kind of a one way street. But that’s not the deal. I’ve never talked about the other end of the deal. “I don’t think I should talk about the other end of the deal, but let’s put it this way—there was another end of the deal that he conveniently didn’t mentioned. I don’t have any issue with Tony. I think Tony’s done a tremendous job. Tony’s made it easier for me to operate in wrestling. When I go into business meetings with networks and talk to them, they look at AEW’s success as an indication that the market is shifting, that WWE doesn’t control the market like they did for twenty years. So I can only thank Tony [for making it easier] for me.

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