T O P

[Tony Khan] <2 years ago, our competitors said this is a marathon, not a sprint. They were right. They’ve also had a head start of >40 years & in <2 years we’ve made up more ground from scratch than anyone in wrestling history. Let’s FN GO TONIGHT. Let’s make #AEWRampage #1 on cable TONIGHT!

[Tony Khan] <2 years ago, our competitors said this is a marathon, not a sprint. They were right. They’ve also had a head start of >40 years & in <2 years we’ve made up more ground from scratch than anyone in wrestling history. Let’s FN GO TONIGHT. Let’s make #AEWRampage #1 on cable TONIGHT!

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injoegreen

Lol TKs out for blood. His inner carny is shining through


Mr_Miscellaneous

As long as he doesn't go full Kevin Keegan, he'll be fine.


martymcshad

I would luv it if we beat them in the demo


DEGRAYER

Can’t even get away from Newcastle’s failures in a wrestling sub.


evin_cashman

Yup... Its inescapable.


Josh-sama

God dammit, I saw the original comment and was like "I need to make a I'D LOVE IT joke" and here you are


ashu54

I'd pay to see Vince or triple H go full Rafa with "facts". Fergie was a gift to humans from god.


Edolas93

Vince "Fact Pal, I consistently make Main Event level talent. Why do you think we gave the show that name."


what_is_blue

Khany to Carny: premieres Monday on HBO.


TheCoordinate

i'm here for it


evin_cashman

Tony just said fuck it and started typing haha


ackinsocraycray

Tony Khan made his own Zero Fucks Friday post


Weezy-NJPW_Fan

Tony lurks here on Squared Circle?


Kaprak

He probably has long before AEW


Anderrrrr

He definitely has and is. The Elite themselves has too.


hamsolo19

I think a fair bit of AEW wrestlers lurk around here. I see random things get discussed and then next thing you know something I’ve seen in comments is being used in the shows. Cutler lurks for sure. I first saw people calling Frankie Kazarian “Elmer Fudd” here on r/sc and Cutler called him that on BTE last week. MJF is said to be a guy who snoops through comment sections and shit as well. They’re around. I’m convinced they throw ideas on here sometimes to get feedback to see how something would go over if they wanted to try it.


SpicyDaddyKyle

If MJF is lurking here, I have a message for him: 🖕


ClickF0rDick

He's better than you, and you know it *Nananananananana...*


Augustus_P

Fuck. I hear his song's tune replaying in my head now.


MiniGemFighter

Biggest banger of an elevator song ever.


Kumomeme

I'M BETTER THAN YOU AND YOU KNOW IT


_madcat

MJF if you’re seeing this I hope you go fuck yourself Keep up the great work you prick


Vast-Treat-9677

If they do lurk here then please have them put together a Miro vs. Malachi Black program as soon as possible. "You say you're Gods favorite champion...well why don't we ask him. Let's see if he's here tonight..."


UnsolvedParadox

Maybe YOU’RE a wrestler trying to lure others out???


hamsolo19

Youse quiet your talk-hole right now before you get me in deep shit!


trillhungyboy

they might have even upvoted any one of our comments or posts 🤔🤔🤔


IamAWorldChampionAMA

As a former Co AEW World Champion, I can neither confirm or deny this statement.


Necromuru

Chris Jericho?


IamAWorldChampionAMA

Nope. When Jon Moxley won the AEW World Championship, he said "This is for all the fans of Professional Wrestling." As a fan of professional wrestling, that made me a Co Champion.


FerniWrites

We went from the authority of WWE to Champion of AEW. We can’t be stopped.


chafe

LMAO


embiate

I remember this thread and it was amazing, take my award. We will go hand in hand in this... Champ.


lavaspike296

WE are Groot.


Argentine_Tango

Between booking Dynamite and Rampage, production meetings, interviews, managing the Jaguars during the NFL, managing Fulham FC during the Sky Bet Championship... Of course he is. And I'm completely serious. Homeboy is a machine


DHA1999

The guy has said on record that he posted things on the Observer's forums. Of course he's here.


totemtrouser

I honestly assume that most wrestling personalities under the age of 50 have at least popped their head in here and a good number of the younger ones probably have or currently participate under pseudonyms. This is the largest organized wrestling forum on the internet and most of the people in wrestling, love wrestling.


ZawaGames

I'm trying to imagine that MJF is just one of the constantly downvoted vitriolic assholes we write off as a troll, but really he's been honing his heel promos for years.


familyman121712

It would mess with my head even worse if he was on here geeking out about wrestling and being all nice and shit.


Ass0001

the ultimate plot twist: MJF is MetsFan


PigeonmaN2099

MJF is RB_Reigns


Tyrrazhii

Turns out MJF was dionthesocialist the whole time


Kumomeme

there chances that those who used to be fans before end up becoming wrestler themself used to be lurked here. we might have future star here right now even here we can see most of people is passionate fans, so no suprise if some of them is here. we all fans of professional wrestling not to mention i doubt they spend most of time on social media like facebook considering how fanboys warring there been going.


RedditsFullofDouches

>managing the Jaguars Let's not hold that against him


dassub

I don't think he wants to take credit for the Jags and Fulham. Their fans would be pissed if they knew how much time and effort he put into AEW instead of their teams.


Argentine_Tango

Fair point. Not sure about now, but he has previously mentioned that he plays triple duty in interviews. Was listening to his second Unrestricted Podcast (I just started listening to podcasts in general) about producing Dynamite during the Pandemic and he outright says that one of the one of the few benefits was having more time to research for the NFL draft. But I could be wrong.


DrMcLukey

He's pretty much left Fulham to its own devices. They got relegated and the fans were furious that Tony's attitude was "we'll do better next time"


therealadamaust

> managing Fulham FC during the Sky Bet Championship and they still managed to lose to us, up the shagging 'ding


KikiFlowers

He lurks while laughing at the shit takes. He doesn't post though, because he's too busy laughing at these idiots.


patrickwithtraffic

So he's not here, but at SCJerk?


AngstyAppleDummy

I’ve always said if I were a modern day booker I’d just lurk and talk shit about my own bookings


totemtrouser

I now want Tony to secretly be mod of SCJerk because that would be hilarious


Mac_094

I think Big Tony might have been drinking a little bit of the bubbly before tweeting this


100sages

I mean they could totally be #1 on Cable in theory. ... Smackdown is on Network TV, not Cable.


Microphone_Assassin

Hey no worse than "longest running episodic show that airs weekly instead of daily" for technicalities.


Undertakerfan84

Or USA with the number one entertainment show on Cable because if you count news and sports it's not number one.


FrontAd683

Dudes prolly so sleep deprived, wired on Adderall and flying on cloud 9 from the last 2 years. Gotta be feeling pretty surreal right now


insomniainc

I'm just enjoying watching them run, win, lose, whatever what matters is the race is clearly going to be going on for a very long time.


cooljammer00

Win or lose, WWE wasn't expecting to race.


Saitsu

A true folly. One must live life ALWAYS expecting the Blue Shell.


Abyssalstar

Deep wisdom, my dude!


THISISDAM

Life is a rainbow road trying to escape a blue shell


sonicdivine

![gif](giphy|JDEgcH4MJcy6k)


Red_Mage_Riot

......Damn, I'm gonna get this as a tattoo, this is *wisdom*.


p-__-q

Be honest... you stole that from Confucius.


BlueBox14

Don't know if you came up with it but I'm going to be using that quote for the rest of my life


fistohcuffs

Epic statement


scarystuffdoc

I wish I could give him an award.


ShadyNite

I got you homie, gave him a party train


insomniainc

Also true


Intimidwalls1724

I can’t really blame them for not expecting a race given the track record over the last 20 years of their competition


jmpinstl

WWE is the hare, and AEW is the tortoise but the tortoise is on cocaine and moving fast as shit while the hare is still sleeping


Sanity_in_Moderation

That's probably accurate, and an excellent way to describe it.


Kumomeme

it is about the journey. no matter what happened at the end, but the journey is fun. like what we experiencing now.


officerliger

Is that a good thing though? I'm glad AEW is growing but I don't actually care if they beat WWE or not, I just care that they make a product I like. I don't want billionaires telling me to be part of their "movement," just make shit I like or don't and I'll buy your product accordingly. It's wrestling not activism.


HunterHearstHemsley

“Watch our show to stick it to WWE” is the marketing campaign I am absolutely least interested in. Kahn is right, their growth in the last two years is incredible, but I have no interest in watching so you can be the #1 show on cable. I’m interested in watching because you put on good wrestling.


AngstyAppleDummy

Is it bad I can hear TK’s voice cracking and see him doing his little stomps when typing this lmaooo?


KawasakiDream

NINE DAYS


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shishiodun

he could even file an injunction


JobberMcJobJob

AND WE GOT EDDIE KINSTOOOOONNN


perpetuallyawake

[the GREEK FREAK GIANNIS ANTERNEKANRERPERR!!!!!](https://youtu.be/hvAK9fRUwh0?t=38)


Midnight_Oil_

Honestly though, everyone in the arena lost full at that point, just like Tony. Huge get by Tony, so I totally get it.


FERFreak731

His stomps and voice cracking are hilarious, it shows passion I was laughing when he cried out "Thank you Chicago, I LOVE YOU" at the first dance show


666tranquilo

He's adorkable


donttellmymomwhatido

I refuse to fault a man for loving what he’s doing so much he gets emotional about it. He’s great!


zryder2

It was such a great moment. Really reminds you that he is a fan first. Tony deserves a lot of respect for what he's done for wrestling in such a short time.


AchtungCloud

I’m actually laughing out loud at “his little stomps” because it’s a perfect description and also just pejorative enough to be funny and not mean.


DougFunniest

His delivery at live shows is the best. My wife refers to him as a "lovable dork".


CandyEverybodyWentz

I never saw Tony live until Grand Slam and his "rap battle" with Max Caster. Fucking lunatic I love him.


BaronVonStevie

my wife just went "that dude does coke"


Sef_Maul

It's a fair assumption, cuz I don't think he sleeps much, if at all


Zomburai

A rich guy who sleeps little doing coke? Big, if true.


Sef_Maul

He's *really* rich tho. Probably has some super drug us normals never heard of.


Ass0001

they're called White Claws


Finky2Fresh

That's just good coke that us normies don't get


Sef_Maul

Straight off the assembly line.


Stephan1964

Richer than Vince for that matter, by quite a way. Thanks to his father.


Coletrain44

Lol my wife says he sounds just like [Ants In My Eyes Johnson](https://youtu.be/G4BkGJj5BXg) from Rick and Morty.


Muntberg

THERE'S SO MANY ANTS IN MY EYES. AND THERE'S SO MANY LUCHADORS, BIG MEN, PROMO GUYS, MANAGERS, CRUISERWEIGHTS, I THINK. I'M NOT A HUNDRED PERCENT SURE BECAUSE I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING. OUR TICKET PRICES I HOPE AREN'T TOO LOW!


Idgafig

Mine says the same exact thing. Pretty much exclusively likes heels but she absolutely loves Tony Khan.


AngstyAppleDummy

Seriously! I work at a elementary school and he reminds me of some of my students when they’re telling me about their parents picking up to get ice cream lol. I fucking love TK he just seems like the happiest and genuine dude in pro wrestling


DMan304

He's literally a kid playing with his collection of wrestling figures putting dream matches and cards together. We're all just along enjoying the ride.


Modified3

It's like being inside his dreams.


nine16

this man TK gets to play WWE 2K but in real life, he must be having a fucking blast


MisterTruth

When heels call him a money mark it is 100% true. It just so happens that he seems to have a knack for booking too from probably thousands of hours in booking sims.


megalodondon

Yeah I'd say that 'mark' that isn't a 'real booker' to some people has done pretty okay.


totemtrouser

Shouts out to Adam Ryland for accidentally becoming one of the more influential people in modern wrestling


daprofessional88

>Is it bad I can hear TK’s voice cracking and see him doing his little stomps when typing this lmaooo I can't get the visualization of him stomping his feet out of head ever since AEW was in Chicago a few weeks ago. Lol.


kingkongchrist

When he came out and basically scolded Kenny and told him he got what he asked for I died. He can't even pretend to be mad he comes off so happy. I'm in a way...envious


totemtrouser

I’m so glad people are talking about the stomps. Dude did it every time he emphasized a word in Chicago it was both very funny and very endearing


Devmax1868

It's pure emotion. It's not a trait I think anyone would do to be cool. It feels like he does it without thinking and it makes it endearing.


senseimeows

lol i laughed at that so much. but i admire he's like that and tells his fan "your faith will be rewarded" like damn. extremely passionate.


MankuyRLaffy

He's such an awkward goober in the best way.


godleftmefinished

he has this nerdy enthusiasm that's just really charming


formicatile

Perfect energy for pro wrestling. Now as for the Jags and Fulham, different story.


Behavioral

Those are just his jobs while wrestling is his passion basically.


FallingSputnik

Tony "Foot Stomps" Khan is the best.


ClickF0rDick

*Ricky Moranis intensifies*


Math2J

I'd like to watch it live on TSN in Canada, but they put it only on their website very late with poor streming quality. Last week Rampage apear tuesday and only was in 720p. They realy drop the ball up north


HellsWaylon

If it's any consolation mate, it's half past midnight in the UK and this is the only way I can watch Dynamite. But I've just watched Danielson/Omega, and fuck me, it's been worth every late night so far.


Math2J

You'r right !!! It's still great to see Dynamite live on Wednesday. It's just frustating to see a TV sport chanel screen the same game on 4 of their 5 chanel when have to watch the AEW show from a bad feed on their poor app.


Marechal64

Don’t get me wrong the quality (even at 1080p weirdly) isn’t as good as Sky but AEW on the Fite app is very cheap.


58DreamStreet

I've watched Rampage live the past two weeks using the TSN mobile app! You have to scroll down to the bottom of the "Watch" page, past the various TSN affiliates, and it's there as a special presentation at the bottom. As an added bonus, the quality casting from the app is significantly higher, and the friggin' thing doesn't crash constantly like the web player.


Rickymex

get FITE and a VPN


HellsWaylon

Due to a drink related misadventure (which I bitterly regret), I don't currently have a laptop.


thebulldog87

Pouring one out (on my pc) for you homie.


FeatheringItBrother

This is pretty much what I take it back to with the whole AEW/WWE argument. I have no dog in the fight and enjoy both companies, but for AEW to get to half of WWE's viewers in the space of 2 years is absolutely unbelievable. If you get upset over this you're a weirdo.


UsefulWoodpecker6502

and it's improved wrestling overall. If anything I honestly hope it forces WWE to improve. I would honestly love to sit through a 3 hour wrestling show on Monday night if it was good. I want to watch RAW again, I want to watch WWE again, I really do. I rarely, if ever, watched GCW but now I do because of AEW. Same with Impact. You know AEW is doing a good job when you want to go check out other promotions more. I want to go back to the days of flipping between WCW and WWE on Monday and Thursday nights and then watching ECW on fridays. I'm just a fan of wrestling.


Vinnyboiler

AEW has recently got me back into Smackdown funnily enough, Somehow though those 3 hours on a Friday night flies by.


thebulldog87

You're attitude is why I'm here. Came to reddit after it was cool but stayed because this sub has people who just like when wrestling is awesome.


Mack784

"Its a marathon, not a sprint" and "Pissant company" will forever haunt HHH.


they_did_WHAT_

Me and my friend Mark won’t forget 😤😤😤


XTheProtagonistX

The worse part about the whole “Me and my friend Mark” is that it was directed to fans that wanted WWE to improve and get better. What happens after that? Raw went from more than 3 million people watching to less than 2 mil. Mark and his friends did stop watching.


Undertakerfan84

Try over 4 million, more than the premiere of SDL on fox with the rock on it. They have less than half the live viewers now, far exceeding the drop that would have happened from cord cutting.


zachdawizard

Crazy to imagine what would’ve happened if the Pandemic never transpired and how March through to June would’ve worked out


marquisregalia

My favorite is still HHH saying theyre using something like a super disinfectant on the PC so its fine then a few weeks later outbreak after outbreak of covid


pmIfNeedOrWantToTalk

Damned horny talent backstage...


sludgebeard

Imagine shitting over your own fans, competition, and workers who shared both spaces for years. Imagine all of those people proving you wrong time and again. The imagine having your biggest contribution to the industry taken from you because you weren’t seen as capable enough from your peers.


darkrabbit713

Live by the shovel, die by the shovel.


shane1mh

Probably not.


Brooklyn2LA

Yeah he has way bigger things to worry about. Like Dunn and Pritchard stealing NXT from him.


mrgpsingh1999

I would say that’s the last thing on his mind right now and btw it was reported that HBK has been running things in his absence


totemtrouser

Yeah he also has bigger things than that what with his health and all


Fod1987

## TONY WOKE UP AND CHOSE VIOLENCE


adamwritesit

*Nia nods approvingly*


LostSymphonies666

It’s been a minute since we’ve had cocaine Tony. Ready to see the meltdown


yungandre

Cocaine Khan


Pylons

I love how hyped TK gets.


PostmortemFacefuck

he must've lost his voice on wednesday, he was hyping up the crowd like crazy


LGBTankie

His rap against Max Caster between shows had me rolling


Minnale101

LMAO I had to double check if this was actually Tony khan This sounds like a fanboy who posts in ratings thread wrote this


Idgafig

If you didn't tell me who he was before showing me a video of him talking about aew I would have thought they just got some obsessive Fanboy and very smartly hired him as their PR person. He's just a wrestling nerd. I feel like everybody on the subreddit pretty much immediately relates to him.


unseenbox

Plot twist: Tony Khan is a fanboy who posts in the ratings thread.


Brooklyn2LA

BIGGER PLOT TWIST: Tony Khan is an anti-aew troll who posts flame bait on purpose because he gets off on people passionately defending AEW


Ron--Mexico

Imagine being a Jaguars fan reading this tweet as your team heads towards its 17th straight loss this weekend lol.


they_did_WHAT_

“AEW crushing it, Fulham probably coming up again. I feel like I’m forgetting something.” “If you forgot it it’s not important.” *Jaguars standing in the rain*


doomguy987

As long as Fulham don't go into administration like Derby County, I'll be happy. Don't like Fulham being a yo yo club though


they_did_WHAT_

Yo-yo-ing is dangerous! But if done right hopefully the momentum can be good. I like Fulham’s outlook more than Norwich (bit of a mess) or WBA (who seemingly always just lack quality).


J05huaJack

Fulham coming up again only to be horribly mismanaged and poorly invested in AGAIN, Fulham fans fucking hate Tony lol


iamnotacola

Fulham haven't been looking great lately, lost 3 of our last 4. Hardly guaranteed to go up especially this early in the season. Just hoping if we do go up that we can get an auto-qualifier spot and not have to go through the playoffs again (and also not go down in 1 season again)


totemtrouser

I’m not a sports guy but is he the one in charge there, is it his dad, or is it both? I was under the impression that AEW was his first venture


CuvisTheConqueror

His dad owns the sports teams, but he does work for them as a statistician IIRC.


Rickymex

Yeah but /r/SquaredCircle thinks he probably runs the car part factory as well.


Lucian-Salop

Players called him out directly on Twitter so he has some key decision-making role.


MisterTruth

TK is 100% a fanboy who just so happens to be the biggest money mark in the world not named Vincent Kennedy McMahon


Appropriate_Emu_6930

AEW have worked so hard. Starting a company and then going into a global pandemic within the first few years and not only surviving but thriving.


El_Lu-Shin

I love TK pep talks.


empyrealone

I like cocky Tony


TenaciousHornet

I've been on the fence about AEW. Haven't really watched much wrestling since the end of the Monday Night Wars. But after the signing of CM Punk and Bryan Danielson I'm going to give it a serious shot tonight and see if they can pull me back.


fistohcuffs

If you can you should check out Wednesday’s show; more specifically the Bryan/Kenny match. You won’t be disappointed


TenaciousHornet

Thanks, I'm going to try and find it to watch before


LemonScented913

[Here you go.](https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x84duoa) I was lucky to see this live and loved the match so much I had to find it and watch it again!


Kinowolf_

Right there with you. I followed ti loosely in text on here, only watched live for punk and dragon. Now its must watch weekly tv


Duberry17

Wee Tony has had a few lines.


NoahJayhawk

I love this dork so much


tasslex

Reading the replies to this (or really, most things) on twitter makes me want to delete the app, why do I do this


tjthegr8

I pictured him stomping his feet while he typed this


M086

It helps that for like the last decade or so, they’ve been insulting their audience and treating them like idiots, something places like TNA or ROH didn’t have to take advantage of.


queerdevilmusic

AEW makes me feel like a stupid goddamn mark and I love it so much.


GreatWallofManhattan

TK made an appearance before the start of Dynamite live and he probably got the biggest pop.


obeyyourbrain

If this is a cult I've got a kool-aid mustache. It has not been this much fun to be a fan in forever.


Amadeum

TK said it’s happy hour and zero fucks Friday


Beauly

Fuck yeah Tony, talk yo shit.


CH2016

I think with the success of AEW we might see another brand with a lot of money pop up.


Maple905

Would love to if TSN didn't suck


TheButtAss

Lol I just remembered when John silver wrestled orange Cassidy and came out as banana John


GoldenGekko

I will never take away from the success of aew and the hard work it's talent and production of put out. That being said, some of the decisions WWE has been making as of late just doesn't surprise me that it's causing the competition to shine brighter than ever. You go from one of the best wrestling rosters on the planet, to simply having no stars, no draws, and a bunch of fucking money. That inevitably runs out.


badguysteve

hyped up tony is cool to see


Rosa_Kompleks

I remember seeing the bronze medal meme about AEW a while ago with RAW on second and Smackdown put in first place. It is kinda funny. Especially if you think about that Meme only ever working because AEW already beat NXT. The only way you can shit on dub from the perspective of an E-Simp is if you ignore how far they already gotten in just about two years. And it's also why AEW and WCW are not the same. AEW is already much closer to the E then WCW was. Especially after just two years and even more so considering that the dub had a lot less resources available even with the backing from the Khan family. I'm not a corporate loyalist and I despise that crap but you can't deny that AEW is, so far, doing way more then just fine.


HardcoreKaraoke

I enjoy AEW more than WWE but let's not pretend like all of AEW just appeared two years ago. The Elite built a locked in fanbase years before. Bullet Club shirts were all over WWE shows even though they weren't in WWE. Wrestling fans just loved what was being built with the BC. AEW absolutely exceeded expectations in terms of how quickly they blew up. But let's not ignore how crazy over the Bullet Club was in the wrestling community. They needed the TK capital and Jericho to build something strong but millions of people were already on board before AEW aired it's first show. Like I said though, they blew up insanely fast so that's a testament to what they build on top of what the Elite/Jericho started.


Adampro123

I appreciate TK’s love and passion for pro wrestling. It’s so refreshing compared to the WWE who come off as they’re ashamed of wrestling and want their product to be anything but wrestling.


[deleted]

TK with the big dick Ted Turner vibes and I'm absolutely here for it lol


GroundbreakingCash30

With a touch of the coked-up herb Abrams vibe.


hauntedknight55

Not taking away accomplishments, but most competition doesn't start with a billion dollars to their name.


gredgex

Tony runs this company like I would as a wrestling fan of almost 25 years, albeit millions of times more competently.


Proud-Contract-2273

God damn Tony, this sub needs a trigger warning for this one!


lion_index

he sure does talk about wwe a lot


Professional_Pass486

Helps when your family is already worth billions and you get a start on TNT.


Sacoma_Ligma_Bitch

Tony, as an AEW fan, shut the fuck up