AEW President Tony Khan has a lot of passion for the world of professional wrestling, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t done a lot of questionable things over the years. His most recent actions have only further damaged his reputation and now his social media attacks on WWE have been defended just now.

This week’s episode of NXT defeated AEW Dynamite in terms of ratings by very large margin, which many fans didn’t find surprising. Before the shows,  Tony Khan threw shade at McMahon for his assault allegations. He then went after Vince McMahon once again after AEW Dynamite lost to NXT.

Tony Khan then threw shade at The Undertaker and John Cena for failing to pull enough viewers for NXT. Tony Khan then stated that WWE avatar accounts attacked his mother after near-death experience.

While speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy talked about Tony Khan’s constant shots at WWE over the past few days. Hardy defended Khan’s actions, nothing that social media is something Khan grew into and therefore, uses it the most to expression his opinions.


“I don’t think there’s such a thing as being too passionate about your show. Even when you talk about his methods of promotion, I just think it’s different strokes for different folks. He’s a younger guy. Tony grew into the world of social media in his wrestling fandom. I think it’s just kind of what he knows. He knows that is a platform, he can put his opinion, he can put his promotions out, and people are going to see it. He has a large following, and he’s also such a figure in pro wrestling that has a ton of notoriety, so people are going to report on it, and it is going to make headlines. That’s what he’s been doing the last couple days, making headlines, but at the end of the day, the Internet audience, which he really depends on a lot for AEW, they are going to read those headlines, and there’s a good chance they’re gonna tune in just because it’s being talked about so much. The wrestling websites are gonna be picking up all these buck-wild Tony Khan tweets.”

“He’s passionate about pro wrestling, and I think he knows he can directly reach people, people who are like him. I think his mentality is of a diehard fan, and I feel like he interacts with diehard fans, and he feels like he’s able to reach diehard fans, and I think he feels like he can buy some equity with those people, especially if he’s not afraid to back down from WWE and the system.”

AEW also doesn’t have any approval procedure in place for Tony Khan’s tweets on social media. Regardless, only time will tell whether Tony Khan will learn to be more selective with his tweets on social media.

What’s your view on what Matt Hardy said? Should Tony Khan take a step back and re-evaluate his most recent actions? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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