AEW: Eddie Kingston Suffers Injury, The Gunns Sign New Deals, Tony Khan on Expanding PPV Calendar

Eddie Kingston Suffered Unknown Injury, Pulled from DEFY Event

DEFY Wrestling recently announced that they pulled Eddie Kingston from their Year 6 event on Saturday in Seattle, Washington due to him recently suffering an injury. No other details regarding the nature nor severity of Kingston’s injury was given.

The Gunns Reportedly Signed New Contracts with AEW

Current AEW World Tag Team Champions The Gunns, Austin and Colten Gunn, reportedly recently signed new contracts with AEW, according to Fightful Select.

It was reported that their sources stated that The Gunns new contracts with AEW are for multiple years in length although other details regarding their new contracts are currently not known.

It was also reported that Austin has been signed with AEW since January of 2020 but it is currently not known when Colten had signed his first deal with the company.

Tony Khan Comments on Potential of AEW Expanding their PPV Calander

A recent episode of The Jon Chuckery Show podcast featured AEW CEO Tony Khan as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Khan’s thoughts on his interest in AEW switching their current pay-per-view schedule for a monthly PPV events schedule in the future.

“Well, we’ve been able to really make the events keep that super special feel, where there is so much anticipation building up to Revolution, Double or Nothing, Forbidden Door now, and of course, All Out and Full Gear. I think that with the current model we have, which is a la carte pay-per-view, true pay-per-view like so many of us grew up with, it makes a lot of sense. The price is about $49.99, and if somebody’s going to give us that $49.99, I would like them to feel like they’re getting a show they’ve really looked forward to for a long time and are getting maximum value.

There are different ways to deliver shows now in the streaming economy, but I think in this current setup, we have a great calendar. If the delivery method changed or streaming enters the conversation for AEW because an AEW streaming platform is something I get asked about every day; I think for us right now, the way we’re doing pay-per-view makes sense, but if the right offer came along on streaming to expand the calendar, that’s something we have the capacity to do. I would only want to do it if we can make sure that we keep Revolution, Double or Nothing, Forbidden Door, All Out, and Full Gear as premium, top-end events like they are right now.”

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