AEW President Tony Khan has a lot of love for professional wrestling and no one can doubt that. However, things have not been going well for him regarding his reputation.
The AEW All Out media scrum ended in chaos after CM Punk went on a scathing rant on Colt Cabana, Hangman Page, and The Young Bucks, verbally burying them in the process. They then got involved in a brawl backstage and were subsequently suspended. In fact, AEW is in talks of buying out CM Punk’s contract.
While speaking on his Jim Cornette Experience podcast, Cornette blasted Tony Khan for not being a good leader.
“The one good thing that has happened to this company over the last year, they get a major star. He produces ratings, he produces gates, he produces good television, he produces good matches, and Tony Khan cannot keep his f**king nursery school from f**king this g** d**n deal and p**sing off his star.
And now, instead of telling [The Elite] ‘hey, why don’t you all go back and play with your f**king school girlfriends in Japan because I need real talent because I’m in a promotional war and my ship is taking on water?’ Now he’s going to talk about—to [CM] Punk about a buyout. Does that mean he’s going to bring the other three back? Or will he buy Punk out and just fire the other three for putting him in this position to spend probably a few million dollars at minimum to never have his biggest star on his television again?”
We will have to wait and see whether CM Punk will end up leaving AEW or not. For the time being that does not seem likely at all.