AEW President Tony Khan has launched a staggering assault on WWE at a wild post-All Out media scrum, saying that he’s not “gonna sit back and take this f*cking sh*t.”
All Out should have been a banner night for AEW as CM Punk defeated Jon Moxley in the main event to become a two-time AEW World Champion while MJF made his shocking return to the company.
The event itself has now been overshadowed by what came after in the post-show media scrum with CM Punk launching verbal attacks on Hangman Adam Page as well as Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, remarks which reportedly had The Elite threatening to walk from the company.
Tony Khan himself caused a stir when he ripped into WWE with comments of his own surrounding All Out going up against both WWE’s Clash at the Castle and NXT Worlds Collide this weekend:
“There’s a big difference between this year and last year. We were the first professional wrestling show and the only professional wrestling show on Labor Day weekend last year, and we were the third professional wrestling show of the weekend this year. I don’t think that’s a coincidence.”
“When I talk about things I wasn’t thrilled about, I was a little surprised we were the third professional wrestling show this weekend, and it’s probably a little bit more challenging in the marketplace when it becomes a little more crowded.”
“Our performance — in prior years, we never had this kind of competition. This was kind of a first for us in AEW to see this kind of a crowded marketplace. I’m not sure if this is what we’ll see from now on. I am very happy with the numbers we did, given the competition we had. The number is the number and I have to face the competition that is out there.”
“When I compared myself to Jim Crockett Promotions this weekend, I think I got a taste of the same medicine Jim Crockett Promotions took, but I have a lot more f*cking money than Jim Crockett did. I’m serious. I’m not gonna sit back and take this f*cking sh*t.”
Tony Khan also touched on his own relationship with WWE and says while he stands by the positive things he’s said about them, he’s also ready for a fight:
“I’ve had a number of interactions with [WWE]. I’ve said a lot of nice stuff, and I don’t regret saying nice stuff because I’m super honest about pro wrestling. And when I saw good stuff there, I’ll be the first to say it. I am just not feeling the same love. I don’t want to get into it. I just haven’t felt the same reciprocation from them.”
“If it is, when the fight is brought, I will continue bringing fights of my own, and I have unique ways to do that. I have a lot of money to fight with. And this is not a game to me. This is my life, and I don’t think it’s a joke, and I take it really seriously.”