The former WWE Superstar Toni Storm debuted on AEW recently. She appeared on March 30 episode of AEW Dynamite as a participant in the qualifier match for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, defeating The Bunny. AEW president Tony Khan spoke about her work so far.

Khan appeared for an interview with Rasslin’ where he spoke the debut of Storm and talked about how well she as done for the company as he broke down the minute-by-minute ratings of her debut.

“Also, Toni Storm coming in did really well for us,” he claimed. “It’s funny, sometimes people look at the quarter hours, and if you don’t have the minute-by-minute data, which really I don’t think is publicly available, people wouldn’t know this. But every once in a while you’ll get a quarter that has two breaks, and that quarter it’s not fair to judge the quarter unless you’ve seen the minute by minute.

Khan applauded Bunny as well for her great work. He revealed over a million people were watching their bout and in the demo over half a million. He said it marks as one of the big segments on the show.

“Toni Storm and The Bunny did great. That was a great rating, over a million people were watching. And in the demo, it was over 500,00, it did great. It was up there with the big segments on the show, it did really well. There’s a ton of interest in her. The first two people to qualify for the Owen were Jamie Hayter and Toni Storm, and we saw them come face to face last night. There was a lot of buzz on that. And there was a lot of people pressuring me to make the match in the tournament. Maybe that was by design, I like to lean into it.”

Storm was emotional after her match with The Bunny. Khan spoke about the backstage reaction to her return to wrestling and said she was relieved.

“She said, this has brought back her love of wrestling already. The way she reacted when she came through the curtain after the match. I don’t know if I have ever seen somebody more relieved to have wrestled a match than Toni Storm. After taking the 90 days off she came back in great shape,” he said. “She looks great, she is a great person, I love having her in AEW.”

Toni Storm made headlines before her AEW debut for announcing her OnlyFans account. At the time it was reported that she made over 10k in an hour with the launch of her handle on the adult platform. However now, she is looking forward to a solid run in AEW and she favorite backstage too.

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