In a recent interview, AEW President Tony Khan has claimed that the AEW roster is currently the most stable it has been all year.
All Elite Wrestling has not been short of in-house controversies in 2022. From former AEW Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes jumping ship to WWE, to MJF’s public contract dispute, as well as the infamous backstage brawl following All Out, it has certainly been Tony Khan’s most testing year thus far.
But during an appearance on ‘My Mom’s Basement’ with Robbie Fox, Tony Khan seemed positive about the past few weeks of AEW television:
“We’re on the best run of Dynamite ratings, the best six weeks we’ve had all year have been the last six weeks. I think it’s been in large part due to, most of all, the great support from the wrestling fans, but also the wrestlers. Right now, we have a great crew, we have great champions, great contenders up and down the card, and now great stories coming into place because this has been the most stable TV crew we’ve had all year.”
With a number of AEW’s top stars currently absent due to injuries and suspensions, Khan took time to praise the talent that have stepped up to fill the void in recent weeks:
“We’ve had young stars come into place, we’ve had some of the top stars stepping up, and it’s been stable. You’ve seen a lot of the top stars consistently week-to-week, which we weren’t able to. I would feature them, but a lot of them weren’t here. It’s great timing, and it’s a great time in the company, and I think it’s a great time in the wrestling business, and a great time to be a wrestling fan.”
While Tony Khan has been able to steady the ship following the All Out controversy, he will have been disappointed to see backstage issues between Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevera become public through social media.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.