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Tony Khan teases "dream signing" for AEW

Tony Khan at a media event in 2021
Tony Khan at a media event in 2021
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AEW president Tony Khan has teased the possibility of opening his checkbook once again to bring in what he calls a "dream signing."

Khan was a busy man throughout 2021, bringing in a whole host of world-class talent to bolster an already stacked AEW line-up. The likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole all became "All Elite" in 2021, with the latter two joining on the same night.

But AEW isn't done yet. In an interview with Josh Martinez on the New York radio station Z100, Martinez asked the AEW head of creative if there was a dream signing that Tony Khan is yet to make, and his response was very interesting:

"There is, they are in North America, and they're coming," said Kahn. "And, pretty soon. And it's going to be awesome, I'm very excited." (H/TWrestling Observer Radio).

The hint that the talent is North American opens up numerous possibilities. Whether it's a recently released WWE Superstar or a top independent performer, fans will have to wait and see who becomes "All Elite."

Thank you to the men and women who have worked so hard to make @aew what it is today. I’m still buzzing from last night, and that was only possible because of what you built. I am #AllElite… now it’s time to kick some f’kn heads in https://t.co/0NRDXcDugr

Where will Tony Khan debut this signing in AEW?

The year has only just started and the AEW schedule is already looking jam-packed.

AEW Dynamite will premiere on TBS on January 5th, while AEW Rampage will stay put on TNT. Following the TBS debut, AEW will air its first quarterly special on TNT with "Battle of the Belts" on January 8th.

"Battle of the Belts" is the first of four specials that will air on Saturday nights throughout the year, and the company hasn't confirmed the dates for the other events.

The two matches set for AEW's Battle of the Belts:Britt Baker vs Riho - AEW Women's World Championship Cody Rhodes vs Sammy Guevara - TNT Championship #AEWBattleOfTheBelts #AEWDynamite https://t.co/YjNYIrt2DR

Finally rounding out the winter period, AEW will host its first pay-per-view of 2022, "Revolution", on March 6th from the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, Florida.

There are a whole host of possibilities as to where this "dream signing" could debut for AEW. However, Tony Khan will pick his moment wisely, so AEW fans will have to tune in every week to find out who this new star is.


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Edited by Roxanne Smith
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