AEW owners Shahid Khan and Tony Khan are said to be “interested” in merging the new wrestling promotion with WWE.
New report from CNBC An anonymous AEW source was quoted as saying that The Khans, who also own the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and Premier League’s Fulham, are exploring the possibility of partnering with “a strategic media company to share intellectual property while merging the wrestling leagues.”
Furthermore, the report adds that the Khans are “open to discussing a possible role for [Vince] McMahon” in the event of a WWE-AEW merger, though “it’s unclear what kind of job McMahon will want with WWE after the sale.” “
Despite AEW’s apparent interest in the blockbuster acquisition, CNBC believes such a merger is “a long shot” and that McMahon may view the sale of his multi-billion dollar company to the Khan family as “not a start,” especially with Dozens of media conglomerates are lining up as potential suitors to sell WWE.
The report further confirms that The Khans have not yet initiated any type of conversation with McMahon or Nick Khan, the WWE CEO who He reportedly met with high-level Disney and ESPN executives on Monday Probably to discuss selling WWE.
Thursday, Another report from Barron It listed AEW as two potential bidders for the WWE sale, but did not designate The Khans as a favorite in the WWE lottery. According to odds makersAnd Comcast (-140), Disney (+350), and Endeavor Group Holdings (+900) remain top bidders for the world’s largest wrestling promotion. As described previously, WWE announced the hiring of the Raine Group financial advisor On Thursday to facilitate the imminent sale.
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