BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24: President of TBS, TNT and truTV, CCO of Turner Entertainment and Chief Content Officer, WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer Kevin Reilly and Tony Khan attend WarnerMedia's A Midsummer Daydream TCA afterparty at Spring Place on July 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. 596650.  (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WarnerMedia)
This is How Tony Khan Learned Pro Wrestling is Not Real
AEW CEO Tony Khan shared that he was 7 years old when his wrestling journey started with syndicated weekend programs like "Superstars" and "Wrestling Challenge." A few years later, at the age of 12, Khan quickly learned from the internet just how scripted pro wrestling was.
Khan said, "I'd learned a lot about wrestling every year and soaked up as much information about wrestling as I could from 1990 to 1994, and then the motherload hit when I started using dial-up services." He had typed "'Is wrestling real'" into a web browser and quickly found the answer to his questions.
The CEO stated, "Even then, a lot of it was pretty accurate as to how things are put together, who was in charge of what shows back then, what the wrestling companies were, who ran them, how they ran them, and how shows and matches got put together." Khan continued, "It was all compiled under the frequently asked questions that I'd read many times and very quickly learned."