AEW President Tony Khan oversees everything that goes on in the company. This includes the usage of blood in AEW and it seems fans criticized the excessive use of blood in the Thunder Rosa vs. Britt Baker Unsanctioned Lights Out Match from a few weeks ago on AEW Dynamite.
While speaking to PWInsider, Tony Khan defended the violence of the match, stating that the long build-up to the feud justified the violence.
“That was a story that was building for 5 months… and it’s a match where we’ve seen with Moxley and Kenny at Full Gear 2019 that people hold nothing back in these matches, there are no rules, and there’s an expectation that it’s going to get very physical and there could be some pretty ugly fighting with some weapons and potentially some blood, and I felt like they more than lived up to the reputation of the lights out match.”
Khan revealed he was concerned about the final spot of the match, but Baker and Rosa managed to convince him to make it happen.
“But the final spot, they had to talk me into doing that through the table. Other than that, I thought everything else was very much in line with the expectations fans would have for lights out matches. It’s a big main event. So I didn’t think they did anything that crossed the line and furthermore, in that situation, Britt is clearly a doctor so there are very few people that I would trust more in a situation to do the right thing than her.”
The match between Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa elevated both stars to the top of the women’s division and the match itself received a lot of praise from fans and wrestlers alike.