AEW has certainly come a long way since its inception back in 2019. They have improved themselves in many key areas, but there is also a lot they still have still not fixed.
AEW President Tony Khan is very passionate about pro wrestling, and no one can doubt that now. He also says things from time to time that end up not being received well by fans.
While speaking on Superstar Crossover with Josh Martinez, Tony Khan commented on ‘locker room’ unhappiness in AEW. Khan stated that he believes AEW has a great backstage environment.
We have a great crew, We’re very happy with the shows we’ve been doing. We have a great team of people. I recently did some promotions and added to the team. With a new group, hopefully, the communication is only going to get better because I can only be in so many places at one time and talk to so many people with such a big team. I think that’ll help. In general, I think we have a really great environment and a great backstage.
Overall, it’s been a great summer for us and it’s only going to get better. A lot of the biggest stars in AEW have been out, so it’s been great for us to maintain this position. Last week, on Wednesday night, AEW Dynamite, number one show on all of cable. That’s been the case six out of the last seven weeks. That kind of consistency has been thanks to our wrestlers, our staff, and most importantly the wrestling fans that have kept us going. Friday Night Rampage, we did our best number in a long time, being top five on Friday on cable.
There is a lot of really good camaraderie and momentum. I can’t get everybody on the show. It is challenging, in some ways, when you have three hours of television. I get that, if you’re looking at a competitor that has seven hours of television, the people in that company are twice as likely to be on TV if you look at it that way. It’s very competitive for spots, but it also means people have to do the most to maximize the time they do get, wherever it is, whether it’s on TV or streaming, and I do think our TV show and the participation we’ve had from fans and why we all feel so good this year to is, it’s great to be back on the road this last year after doing the shows in lockdown and a sometimes empty stadium.
Overall, I think the vibe is positive and we’re all really excited. It’s a big time of year for AEW with All Out coming up, one of the biggest events on the calendar, and we approach one of our biggest TV event of the year, coming up to New York for AEW Grand Slam.”
The company will be holding its AEW Dynamite Quake by the Lake event on Wednesday, August 10th. Hopefully, Tony Khan can correct whatever issues seem to be glaring at the moment. We will have to wait and see how the event turns out, and we can’t wait to bring you all the news you need to know right her at Ringside News.
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