Tony Khan discusses ‘gray area’ when it comes to monetizing AEW talent through third parties


During Tony Khan’s portion of the All Out media scrum, Khan was asked about his AEW talent making money from third-party entities, such as Twitch, after Vince McMahon issued an executive order banning his talent of WWE to participate in such activities.“This is a very topical and good question,” Khan said. “I don’t want wrestlers to worry that I’m going to stop them from trying to monetize their Twitch or their appearance money, for that matter. There are gray areas and I think there are different forms of media and platforms. I probably have different answers for different platforms. I think some sponsorship stuff is a gray area. If any of your big stars or wrestlers were trying to get a Pepsi sponsorship on their Twitch and not as a wrestler, then it looks like they’re trying to get around the business. ”

“For the most part, I think I support the people who come out on Twitch and monetize this platform,” Khan added. “I agree with people who monetize their YouTube, which I think is very clear here. Lots of people have shows on YouTube and notoriously Being The Elite is not on AEW but we support it and our wrestlers are everywhere he even thought it wasn’t an AEW show . Our wrestlers have their own blogs, shows and media properties. ”

Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford were shown backstage at All out hook up their marriage, and it was revealed that it would be part of a storyline with Sabian revealing who will be his best man on Wednesday night’s episode of Dynamite. At the end of their segment, Ford held up a sign displaying their Twitch channel and a statement appeared on screen saying, “This post has been approved by All Elite Wrestling,” which appears to be a direct shot from the position of WWE on the subject.

“Kip wanted to have fun and he’s big on Twitch,” Khan said. “I don’t know all platforms and I’m not on all platforms, but I know this is the one Kip is on and he loves it. I’m not going to stop him from using it. I think it’s different depending on what platform you’re talking to and how you’re talking. I certainly don’t think I would tell people that they can’t do something outside of the company. It seems too unfair and a strong enough policy. do not do that. “

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