AEW has seen a ton of growth over the course of four years and it continues to make history with their upcoming events. AEW All In is certainly the company’s biggest event yet and it made history in many ways. That said, it appears Tony Khan defended AEW’s decision to have just one women’s match at AEW All In.

There were 11 matches at the pay-per-view, with 10 for men and just one for the women – which was the AEW Women’s Championship fatal-four way match. It saw Saraya being crowned the new champion.

Tony Khan touted All In breaking many records prior to the event as well. That said, many fans criticized Khan for only having one women’s match for the historic event as they felt women deserved better.

While speaking during the post-show media scrum, Tony Khan was asked about there only being one women’s match. Khan defended AEW’s decision and noted that there were a lot of big matches for All In, which is why not everyone was featured on the card. Khan added that it’s also why more matches are added to the All Out event.


“A lot of the card tonight was featuring as many of the top stars in AEW as I could get, so a lot of the biggest stars in the company were not on this show, and that’s why we have big matches like Miro vs Powerhouse Hobbs, and obviously Ruby Soho vs Kris Statlander next week.

I think the pacing of the show tonight was probably the best we’ve ever had, the best show we’ve ever done. So to add more I think would have been challenging.

But also, we have so many great stars across both the men’s and women’s divisions, great wrestlers. I think the card in many ways was… I tried to pace it perfectly, and I think we did pretty great.

One thing I would note, and you said it yourself, a lot of the card was paying homage to the original All In. The four-way match, Dr Britt Baker participated on the original All In and that was the key women’s match on the original show, and Madison Rayne pointed that out in her commentary as well, that she was also in that original four-way, and Dr Britt Baker participated.

“I had the Golden Elite in a trios match, kind of a callback to the original All In, and definitely, there were a lot of top stars, men and women, I was hoping to get on tonight’s card, and there were a lot of people that wanted to be on the show and I hope we can continue to get all the top stars in, but also, I wanna pace the shows and be able to have great matches without having to rush through.

“So I was really excited about the card and also very happy for Saraya, I thought it was a great moment, and I would love to try and get some of those top stars on All Out, and also next year’s All In.”

AEW All In will go down in history as one of the most significant events in professional wrestling and that’s all that matters. Regardless, All Out will likely have more women’s matches and fans will have no reason to complain.

Were you disappointed with AEW All In just having one women’s match? Do you think women’s wrestlers deserve better in Tony Khan’s company? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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