AEW Owner Tony Khan hits Shawn Spears with a Stone Cold Stunner after Dynamite

Tony Khan

NXT and All Elite Wrestling went head-to-head for the final time before Christmas last night, and what a great first couple of months the two promotions have had.

The war between the two ratings-wise has been must-see stuff, with NXT finally getting their head in-front the week before Survivor Series in November, and in previous weeks the two have been neck-and-neck.

AEW started off really hot with Dynamite, but the honeymoon period has definitely worn off for them, despite having great talents such as Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega.

NXT meanwhile really prospered after a helping hand from Vince McMahon, who had main roster stars appear on Wednesday nights to hype up Survivor Series last month.

McMahon's equivalent in AEW is Tony Khan, who co-owns English football team Fulham and NFL franchise the Jacksonville Jaguars, alongside his father, Shahid.

He's taken a backseat role so far, but he was featured on one episode where it showed Moxley heading into his office, with Khan being heard telling him that whatever happened at Full Gear against Omega would be 'on his head'.

Tony Khan has been a key figure at post-AEW PPV press conferences, but he's yet to make an on-screen appearance

It doesn't look like he's going to become a McMahon-like character anytime soon, although being the avid wrestling fan he is, there's still time for that to change if they run out of creative ideas.

Khan did make a rare appearance though in-front of the AEW crowd last night, but it was after Dynamite went off the air in Corpus Christi.

After Joey Janela - who was dressed as Santa Claus - faced Shawn Spears [formerly Tye Dillinger in WWE], several AEW superstars took turns to hit the Stone Cold Stunner to Spears, including Cody, Dustin Rhodes and Nick Jackson.

And then came the turn of Khan, who kicked Spears in the gut and then dropped him to a great ovation - even though it doesn't look like many fans were left at that point!

No doubt we will get Stone Cold Steve Austin's opinion on it in the coming days, but could we see Khan play a more prominent role on AEW television in 2020?

Authority figures are good roles to have on a weekly wrestling program, and no doubt Khan would fit the role perfectly - let's see what the New Year brings in the Wednesday Night Wars...

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