AEW’s haters might be a bit robotic if a new study is correct. Tony Khan owns an analytics company, but he wanted to make it clear that is not who conducted his new controversial study.

Tony Khan is continuing to defend his claim that AEW haters are paid trolls and robots. The original tweet raised a lot of controversy. Fans were quick to establish a link between the tweet and Khan’s main competition, WWE.

An independent study has confirmed that much of the staunch anti-AEW online community aren’t real individuals, it’s a staff running thousands of accounts + an army of bots to signal boost them. Look closely, these aren’t real people. Who’d pay for such a *wildly* expensive thing?

Khan responded to reports that he himself commissioned the “independent study” using his analytics company and expects more information to come. The AEW head honcho said he isn’t using his company for the task.


According to Khan, he hired an independent person to review said study. He then joked about docking the $200,000 monthly paycheck of Wrestling Observer’s Bryan Alvarez.

Not using my own company for it, hired an independent person to review it. I have no idea where Bryan got that. I must now dock his $200k/month paycheck according to one of those preposterous lists where Dave also was receiving similar compensation, then liked/RTd by 100s of bots

It is not known whether this independent study has any merit or not, as it is certainly a very interesting claim made by Tony Khan. We’ll have to see what’s next in this situation, but let’s hope he releases the full report from said “independent study.”

We’ll have to see where this goes next. We’ll keep you fellow bots up to date with more information as soon as we know it right here at Ringside News!

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