Tony Khan Admits Two AEW Stars Will “Never Be Friends Or Get Along”

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AEW President Tony Khan has had to deal with numerous backstage altercations during his time running the company, and he claims two former AEW Women’s Champions will never be friends or get along.

The animosity between Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa is well-documented, especially now that AEW All Access is giving viewers a look behind the scenes of the wrestling promotion. Speaking during a recent appearance on Busted Open, Tony Khan was asked about whether or not fans can expect to see the two women together in the ring any time soon.

“Well, we’ll have to see, Thunder Rosa is not cleared to return to the ring yet. When she is, certainly we’ll welcome her back with open arms in AEW and it has been an interesting situation. Some of that stuff, I think, should stay behind closed doors but that’s where All Access does give fans a great chance to see what happens behind the scenes. So we’ll have some more All Access taking a look at what happens backstage when Thunder Rosa comes back to AEW.”

Continuing, the AEW President referenced the reported problems between Rosa and the women’s locker room that led to a backstage meeting where Rosa apologized to the roster. He looks forward to having the former champion back in the ring, but also notes that some wounds can’t be mended.

“I know that the locker room and Thunder Rosa at times have had some stuff. I also think that that should be largely between everyone that was in the room. There is a point of All Acess where I have to make a decision [and say] okay, this is as much access as anyone who is backstage would reasonably get. So you’ll see me making some tough choices about what we do and don’t show.

“I do think that in the future, Thunder Rosa is a great wrestler and has been a great champion in AEW. I look forward to having her back and she’s done a lot of the things we would ask on the path to return and tried to make amends with some people but there are some things you can’t amend.”

“It’s Probably Gonna Be An Intense Rivalry” – Tony Khan On Britt Baker & Thunder Rosa

Turning his attention to Rosa’s relationship with Baker specifically, Khan admits that the two are likely never going to get along or be friends, but he believes that animosity will lead to the two of them being rivals for as long as the two are actively competing.

“There are some people that are never gonna get along. There are some people that are never gonna be friends. Dr. Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa are not going to ever be friends and they are not ever going to get along. As for what the future is with them, I would say it’s probably gonna be an intense rivalry for as long as both of them are wrestling. These are not two people that are ever gonna be buddies but it’s something to follow for sure. Thunder Rosa, we look forward to having her back in the ring.”