As AEW head Tony Khan does the media rounds this week to help hype up Wednesday's Grand Slam in Queens, New York, he took a shot at WWE in one interview while putting over the Northeast region of the U.S.
Speaking to News 12 (seen below), Khan was answering a question about the run of New York State events this month in addition to upcoming shows in Philadelphia and Boston when the said the following:
"We're running a lot of great shows around the Northeast. It's so many great wrestling markets in one geographic region. I'll say it: (it's) the crown jewel of wrestling markets -- the real crown jewel of wrestling markets, not some BS overseas in Saudi Arabia. The real crown jewel -- New York City -- is where you want to be."
WWE, of course, runs twice a year in Saudi Arabia as part of a partnership with their government that is a financial windfall for WWE. Their next show is set for early-November.
Khan is running Arthur Ashe Stadium for the second straight year for Wednesday's dual Dynamite/Rampage event.