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Tony Khan discusses Danielson, future touring locations, WWE

Tony Khan has spoken out on a number of topics, including future acquisitions, Bryan Danielson, touring in England and California, and more.

AEW’s President and CEO joined Dave Meltzer and Garrett Gonzales on Wrestling Observer Radio. When Bryan Danielson’s name came up, Khan said he couldn’t answer the question.

“I can’t answer that question,” he said. “It’s fair for you to ask. Nothing I can address on the Observer today. He’s one of the all-time greats.”

When asked about future acquisitions, Khan said “Definitely going to make multiple additions in the next 4-6 months. Will be some activity in the near future. I can’t specify exactly what it is but I don’t think people want me to.”

In the interview, Khan also expressed interest in going to England and California.

“I do want to come to England. It’s a huge part of my life,” he said. “It’s a great thing we have with ITV. It’s been amazing for us. We have great wrestlers from the UK, male and female. I can’t announce exact dates, but I want to bring AEW to Craven Cottage. I think all the new additions would be the best home for AEW.”

When asked about touring in California, he said that  if things stay on track and Double or Nothing goes to Vegas next year, they may go to California during that timeframe.

Elaborating on comments he made earlier this week on WWE’s new mentality of recruiting, He said it may be good for AEW, NJPW, and other promotions, but also mentioned Mick Foley and Dax Harwood as people that might have been skipped over through that kind of mentality.

“There are people who look great but will never be good at this,” Khan said. You can pick 100 good looking people and you might find zero that are great at what wrestlers really do.”

AEW’s next pay-per-view event is All Out, which will take place next Sunday, September 5, in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.