All Elite Wrestling fans are always right, according to Tony Khan.
According to recent reports, there’s been a ton of turmoil backstage in AEW as of late. Rumours have been swirling about the status of top stars like AEW World Champion, Jon Moxley, CM Punk, Adam Page, Eddie Kingston, and Sammy Guevara following both on-screen and backstage altercations between the lot.
When appearing on this afternoon’s episode of ‘Busted Open Radio’, Khan addressed the recent rumours about the backstage issues in AEW, saying that as long as the fans continue to voice their opinions about the show, they’ll always be right, regardless of their stance on those on-screen topics:
“It’s okay. As long as everybody can watch the show and have a good time, however people want to react, it’s fine. The fans are always right. If I left them with a lot of questions going into the pay-per-view, for some people, they’re not used to that. It’s a different way to do it. It was a big success, it brought a huge rating, and I still think we’re going to have a big audience for the pay-per-view and hopefully, it will influence it in a very positive way.
It’s okay for people to have questions and to express their questions in frustration or anger. I think’s perfectly normal. It’s obviously a different way to get from point A to point C. It’s not just going directly through point B in a straight line. I think it’s good. There will be a lot of exciting things, including a lot of great wrestling action on Dynamite, and we’re going to learn a lot about the pay-per-view.
Remember this, the fans are always right. I will always listen to the fans, their opinion is always the most important ones and I hope by the end of the week, the fans understand how much I care about them and pro wrestling and how important AEW is to me and how strong AEW can be going forward for the rest of 2022 and many years in the future.”
CM Punk began the 8/17 episode of AEW Dynamite with a promo calling out former AEW World Champion, Adam Page. However, the comments Punk made about Page being a ‘coward’ during the promo, weren’t cleared with either Page nor Khan before Punk made his remarks during the show. Punk would then lose his title unification match to Jon Moxley, last week, in under two minutes, adding fuel to the fire that Punk was in hot water with the company.
In addition to the drama surrounding the AEW World Title picture, former TNT Champion, Sammy Guevara had a recent promo pre-edited ahead of an episode of AEW Rampage where he made derogatory comments about Eddie Kingston’s physical appearance. Much-like Punk’s comments about Page, Guevara didn’t clear the segment with Kingston beforehand, which led to Kingston reportedly ‘pie facing’ Guevara, backstage following the promo.
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(h/t to Fightful for the transcription)