When AEW first launched a couple of years ago, fans were left in awe of the amazing long-form storytelling that differentiated it from the WWE product. However, over the years, the promotion has become notorious for throwing together random matches with no backstory and fans have called them out for it. Now, Tony Khan is defending a recent booking decision.
AEW recently announced that Kenny Omega will face the debuting AAA Mega Champion El Hijo del Vikingo on the upcoming episode of AEW Dynamite. This caused several fans to criticize the lack of story ahead of this match.
Luchablog discussed the criticism and tweeted that if people have time to ask who a particular wrestler is, then they have time to Google them and find out for themselves.
“you’re not expected to know who everyone is, i know a lot of people and there still are others i’m learning about every day
but also if you have the time to type “who?”, and click post you also have the time to google. posting “who?” is just waving a “I’m a goof, ignore me” flag”
AEW President Tony Khan reacted to the post claiming that the people who criticize AEW aren’t real people and they are just fake accounts created to bash the company.
“They aren’t doing it to be genuine. A large % of those replies aren’t from real people, a lot of them are accounts that upon inspection seem to only exist to question and rip AEW and most of their other content seems to be a cover story to justify the existence of these accounts.”
It looks the AEW boss is still not open to receiving criticism from the fans. Eventually, he will have to start listening to the audience if he wants to continue to build a successful product. Until then, stay tuned to Ringside News.
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