AEW’s locker room has a lot of tension, which is no secret at this point. After last night’s AEW All Out PPV, CM Punk took shots at Colt Cabana, “Hangman” Adam Page, and EVPs Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson. This led to a heated situation between The Young Bucks and CM Punk.
There are many other instances of tensions bubbling up between various AEW stars. Tony Khan finally addressed them during the post-pay-per-view media scrum. Khan finds this situation challenging and also acknowledges that AEW stars bring jobs and revenue to the company.
That is a dicey situation and it is contentious and frankly challenging, but I have to do what’s best for the sake of the company and everybody you’re talking about are great professional wrestlers with big reputations and some of them have been around from the beginning and some have been around for about a year now. The fact is, these are people that drive revenue and they help create jobs for everyone.
The AEW President also said that many people have also gone off about him. However, he added that it’s part of the gig and the best you can do is “move on with business.”
When people don’t get along or don’t like each other, I’ve had people said as much stuff about me over the last few months as anybody and sometimes you have to take it and move on with business and that’s part of it.
Tony Khan also talked about how an AEW event, for the first time, saw fewer buys than the previous version of the event. He blamed this on WWE booking two of their major events during the same weekend.
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