AEW has taken a lot of strides in the right direction in 2021. For Tony Khan, the show’s return to the road was the company’s biggest accomplishment of the year.
The wrestling business was hit hard due to the pandemic, as companies were forced to work without a live audience.
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Speaking to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Tony Khan spoke about the importance of AEW returning to live shows across the USA. The AEW President said that it was one of the most important things for the company.
“Well, it’s been a great year for the company. I think one of the most important things we did this year was get the show back on the road. And I think it’s very fitting that been on tour now for about six months. The first six months of 2021, we spent at Daily’s Place. And now as we approach the end of the year, and as we approach the end of this great run of Dynamites on TNT for over two straight years.”
“Now, with Dynamite going to TBS and Rampage staying on TNT. It’s very fitting that this week we’ll be in Jacksonville where we’ll have a live Dynamite. That is the last Dynamite ever on TNT and we’ll have our first ever Rampage show emanating from Daily’s Place,” said Tony Khan.
Tony Khan is excited for AEW’s return to Daily’s Place
Jacksonville, Florida, was the home of AEW during the pandemic. Tony Khan and co. made Daily’s Place their home for nearly a year and a half as all AEW empty arena shows aired from there. The final Dynamite on TNT will emanate from there, and Tony Khan is looking forward to it.
“And it’ll be the last Rampage to the year, the last show of the year for AEW, and should be a really fun night for the fans and I think it’s still fitting that we’ll end the year in Daily’s Place where we spent the entire first half of the year and most of last year.”
“The fans were so great, so supportive, and I’m really excited to go back to Daily’s Place, but I think it’s just really important bringing AEW back to the fans on the road,” said Tony Khan
AEW added names like CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and Ruby Soho to their ranks in 2021.
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