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AEW's Tony Khan comments on Kevin Owens re-signing with WWE


In an interview with CBS Sports, AEW's Tony Khan said he would've been interested in signing Kevin Owens if Owens had opted to enter free agency.

"I would have been interested in that. He's a great wrestler," Khan told CBS Sports. "I think he ended up signing for what I believe is probably a lot of money. I think that's great -- and good for him. We have a lot of people spotlighted here and he's great. Any company he goes to he'll be a great wrestler for them." 

Owens had previously been set to become a free agent at the end of January, but it was revealed last week that he's signed a new multi-year contract with WWE. Dave Meltzer reported that Owens' new deal with WWE is a three-year contract and is in the range of $2-3 million per year.

CBS Sports also asked Khan about the report from Mat Men's Andrew Zarian regarding WWE, Fox, and USA Network being interested in MJF.

"I think that's great. I encourage that. I think they should keep talking about him because he's a wrestler that's a big part of AEW and is signed here for a few more years," Khan said. "So I think please keep giving us that buzz because he's been getting great ratings for his segments and those have also been featuring CM Punk pretty regularly as they continue to interact. They've had a war of words and now there'll be on opposite sides of this huge trios match where you got Sting [and] Darby Allin teaming with CM Punk against MJF and FTR. I think that's great. You know, [WWE] had some wrestlers I really wanted to sign there and I signed him, Bryan Danielson and Adam [Cole] and Ruby Soho."

MJF's contract with AEW isn't set to expire until 2024.