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Tony Khan says WWE’s Jericho interview is good promotion for AEW; Sammy Guevara name-dropped in new clip

We’ve heard how Vince McMahon gave Stone Cold Steve Austin the go ahead to interview AEW’s Chris Jericho on WWE’s Broken Skull Sessions. On Busted Open Radio today (April 7), Vince’s counterpart at All Elite gave his side of the story.

Here’s what Tony Khan told Tommy Dreamer & Dave LaGreca:

“Basically what happened was, I had never even considered this was gonna be a possibility. When I heard from Chris that this was something they wanted to do, I had to think about it for a minute. He and Steve apparently had talked, and Steve had asked Chris if he had interest in doing this program, or they had had a conversation and it came up. But when Chris brought it up to me, at first I was taken aback because Chris doing something on Peacock on WWE’s channel is obviously going to give me pause. But when he said it was Steve hosting the show, I didn’t have to think very hard about it...

“I feel that way [that he’s an independent outlet a la Busted Open] about Steve, even though Steve works for WWE, and even though that’s another wrestling company that we compete with. I trust Steve immensely and obviously I trust Chris, and just like I would trust Chris to do a great job on Busted Open, I trust him to do a great job with Steve. And I trust Steve to be a great interviewer. And they’re both friends of mine, and I feel like it’s probably going to be a very good show. I haven’t watched it yet, but Chris told me I’m really gonna like it. And it’s a great chance for us to go out and promote AEW to a different set of fans, so I was all for it. And definitely Steve being the host had a lot to do with it...

“I’m not sure how it’s going to work out, but I’m excited about it and anytime Steve is involved in anything, I think it’s great. I love him so much as a person, I have so much respect for him for everything he’s done for wrestling, but he’s also just an awesome, awesome guy.”

So TK is excited. Should he be?

One outsider already chimed in to say he doesn’t think AEW is going to get a lot of play during Stone Cold’s chat with Y2J. And we won’t know until Sunday when it premieres on Peacock. For now, we got this clip from WWE, and they at least let Jericho work in the name of his AEW protegé...

How much more of Sammy Guevara, Inner Circle, and Chris’ new colleagues will we hear about on Broken Skull Sessions? Will it make a difference for AEW?

We’ll find out on Sunday, scripted fight fans!

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