AEW’s backstage environment is in chaos right now – but this may not have been the case if Vince McMahon was in charge.
The fallout from AEW’s media scrum incident has resulted in a number of top stars and key backstage personnel facing suspensions. Among them are EVPs Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, Head of Talent Relations Christopher Daniels, and coach Ace Steel.
It has left an uneasy environment backstage, which led to a resultant talent meeting this week. However, there may be another solution. Peter Rosenberg, who regularly appears for WWE as a pre-show analyst, took to Twitter to address the situation, hinting at what Vince McMahon would have done:
“Surprised TK chose to not address everything head on. We KNOW what VKM would have done.”
Surprised TK chose to not address everything head on …. we KNOW what VKM would have done …
— Rosenberg from Hot 97 and ESPN (@Rosenbergradio) September 8, 2022
VKM, of course, refers to the ex-WWE boss’ initials – Vincent Kennedy McMahon. He was known for being quite a harsh boss at times while serving as WWE Chairman and CEO until this past July.
Tony Khan received a mixed reception when he appeared on this week’s AEW Dynamite to vacate the World and World Trios Championships. A similar reaction is said to have followed him post-Dynamite, as noted by Wrestlenomics’ Brandon Thurston.
The incident, which stemmed from comments courtesy of CM Punk during the All Out media scrum, has had a seismic effect on AEW. A Grand Slam Tournament of Champions will crown a new AEW World Champion at Grand Slam Dynamite, while it remains unknown what CM Punk’s stance with the company is contract-wise.