Tony Khan’s answer to Big Swole caused a lot of attention. Lio Rush was also very upset about this and he let his opinion be known in a hurry. Now the Man of the Hour has a bit more to say on the matter.

Lio Rush tweeted out a text graphic that let fans know more after the dust had settled. Rush spoke with people in AEW, including Tony Khan, and he now has a different viewpoint on the matter.

It appears that AEW will be actively trying to make strides to see a positive change when it comes to diversifying the roster and seeing things from the African American perspective.

“I want this to be clear.. I do not consider this to be a diversity issue, and I at no point have thought or said that AEW or Tony is racist. We can all clearly see that wrestling as a whole and the AEW roster is perpetually diverse. The issue at hand was a racial insensitivity issue. Having spoken to Tony and Megah, we have discussed the endeavors to further understand the struggles of the black community. I am grateful to be able to understand more about Tony and Megah’s own ethnic backgrounds and glad that they are actively seeking input from an African American perspective. I am proud to work for a boss and company that try to make these strides in social equality. I look forward to working with Tony to keep making steps towards positive change. I pray that 2022 is a year of positive change in all aspects.


Happy New Year and GOD BLESS. #BeTheChange”

Fans demanded an apology from Tony Khan after his comments about Big Swole’s statements. We will have to see what kind of changes might come in 2022, because 2021 certainly closed out for AEW in a manner which Tony Khan probably didn’t see coming.

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