Big Swole recently caught the attention of Tony Khan when she brought up the subject of diversity on her own podcast. On New Year’s Eve, Khan tweeted a link to a report on Swole’s comments, simultaneously defending AEW.
In the tweet, Khan had pointed out the fact that the top execs at AEW, him and Megha Parekh were brown, and that several winners that month had also been people of colour.
The top 2 @AEW execs are brown (me & Megha)!! Jade, Bowens, Caster, Dante, Nyla, Isiah & Marq Quen all won on tv this month. The TBS Title Tournament has been very diverse. I let Swole’s contract expire as I felt her wrestling wasn’t good enough. #AEWRampage Street Fight TONIGHT!
In a recent episode of the “Swole World” podcast, Swole made it clear that Khan has not yet offered an apology for his statement. In fact, the wrestler stated that there has been no contact between her and Khan at all, and she isn’t expecting that to change any time soon.
To answer everybody’s question, no. There’s been no apology. There’s been no contact or anything and I don’t think there will be because I feel like maybe he feels he had said nothing wrong at all.
However, Swole did express disappointment at Khan’s reaction, stating that “a person with that pedigree should know how to respond in a way that doesn’t come off in the most negative way possible.”
Swole also expressed that she believes Khan did not listen to her podcast before tweeting out his response, “because it just went completely off the rails.”
In the podcast episode in question, Swole had talked about things she would like to change at AEW, including introducing more structure, and greater representation for the black community. It is certainly disheartening to watch such an important discussion snowball into such ugliness.
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