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Booker T Questions If Tony Khan Is “Losing His Mind” After Controversial Tweet

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Booker T has questioned Tony Khan’s recent comments on social media, believing all they do is add more credence to claims that the AEW President has a thin skin.

Tony Khan recently claimed on social media that much of the anti-AEW sentiment that he sees comes from an “army of bots.” The AEW boss said that this had been proven by an independent study.

Following the comments, Becky Lynch poked fun at Khan with a parody of tweet of her own, claiming that criticism of her in recent months had come from bots and not real people.

Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T has now given his own thoughts on Khan’s comments. Booker said that the tweet only adds further fuel to the criticism from the likes of Eric Bischoff who have accused Khan of having a thin skin.

“Is Tony Khan losing his damn mind? I know he’s off into analytics, I think he works in that field, but people are going to hate, okay? Everybody is not going to like ya,” Booker T said. “I know Eric Bischoff said that Tony Khan had thin skin, and this came out right after that. I don’t know if that proves that or not.”

Expanding further, Booker T suggested that Khan should focus more on the wave of positive feeling behind AEW, rather than any criticism.

“If you think they’re not going to talk about you, you’re wrong,” he said. “And if you think they are talking about you, there again, they say any news is good news, right? So, if they’re talking about you, good or bad, for me it’s good. You should look at my Twitter account, Tony, they hate me. But I’ve got so much love from so many people at the same time.

“I am sure Tony Khan has got a lot of love from so many people, because this guy is delivering jobs. So think about that, not thinking about how people on Twitter, because you will lose your mind thinking about people that is saying negative comments about you.”

While Khan is focusing on those negative comments at the moment, Booker T claimed he has only seen positives about the company. He urged Tony to, ‘kick out,’ as they say in the business.

“That’s all it has got to be, is comments. Because I haven’t seen anything but pretty much good stories about AEW in the social media sphere. So I don’t know, man,” he said. “Kick out, that’s what we say in the wrestling business. You’ll be alright.”

Although, Booker did admit that there is always negative comments out there, citing recent fan feeling towards Cody Rhodes.

“I believe it. I believe it as far as people having negative comments because I see them all the time. Cody Rhodes right now is a pariah as far as AEW fans go, they hate him. It’s amazing how one minute they can love you, and the next minute they can hate you,” he said. “But then again, that’s what the wrestling business is. You can be a heel one day, and you can be a babyface the next, I love it, man. If you’re tuning in, it’s good, that’s the way I look at it.”

Cody Rhodes recently returned to WWE after six years away from the company. After defeating Seth Rollins in his first match back at WrestleMania 38, it has been confirmed that the pair will meet again at WrestleMania Backlash.

H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.