AEW stars have entertained the masses with their work in the ring, but they can also be quite vocal on social media. Now, AEW has a measure in place to make sure that AEW stars walk the straight and narrow line.
Bryan Danielson fined Mike Santana recently over an X post that he promptly deleted. AEW has given Danielson, who was already on the disciplinary committee, the ability to issue fines if someone posts something that makes the company look bad, and he’s doing just that.
During Sean Sapp’s Q&A show behind Fightful’s paywall, he was asked about AEW’s new social media strategy. Bryan Danielson is handing down the fines, and a fan wanted to know if anyone was upset about this. His reply was a resounding, “no.“
“Absolutely none internally. There are some who hadn’t heard of the policy, or the fining stuff being implemented, who hadn’t been on TV recently, so they were like, ‘hey what’s going on with this? I hadn’t heard of that.”
“Twitter overreacts to everything, Twitter, Facebook, and social media. They overreact to everything. They love to pretend that they’re mad about everything. Nobody’s mad about this internally, at all.”
AEW certainly has their own way of handling things, and it appears that Bryan Danielson is handing down those fines. We will have to see if this trend continues, but it appears that nobody is upset about how they are doing things internally.
AEW stars have gone out of pocket on occasion and said things they shouldn’t have. Bryan Danielson has also never been a huge fan of social media, either. So, this could be the recipe for a very strict rule set.
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