TONY KHAN claims UFC star Jorge Masvidal’s flying knee to ex-WWE star Chris Jericho on AEW got more press than Mike Tyson cameos.
Founder and president, Khan, 39, has hailed the role UFC star Masvidal’s has played in promoting All Elite Wrestling in recent weeks.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Khan said: “I think it’s going to be very interesting and also we’re going to get lots of mainstream attention.
“The last time Masvidal showed up in AEW, he hit Jericho with that flying knee.
“That is the most press we’ve ever gotten in combat sports.
“Even when Mike Tyson was here, we got more press with Masvidal hitting the flying knee.
“That should put a lot of eyeballs on that situation tonight too.”
American Top Team fighters including Masvidal have regularly appeared on AEW’s programming and have helped to raise the platform of the fledgling wrestling promoter.
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Masvidal and two-time UFC champion Amanda Nunes are the biggest names from the ATT roster to have appeared on AEW and caused a stir.
But other names such as Junior Dos Santos, Dalton Rosta, Austin Vanderford, and Paige VanZant have also featured.
‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ Mike Tyson has featured on AEW on a few occasions in recent history.
The former world heavyweight champion presented Cody Rhodes with the TNT championship at Double or Nothing last year and was also involved in a scuffle with Chris Jericho.
Other stars to have appeared on AEW in the past include rapper Snoop Dogg, who dropped a big splash off the top rope, and Shaquille O’Neale, who teamed up with Jade Cargill in a tag match.
Rumours have begun to circulate about a possible singles match between Masvidal and Jericho at AEW’s flagship event Full Gear 2021, which will take place in November.