AEW President Tony Khan, known for his wrestling passion, faced a recent Twitter controversy impacting his reputation. More than a week after the incident, it appears an AEW star has backed Khan’s unapologetic Twitter antics.
This all stemmed from a troll tweet from The USA Network account. This led to Tony Khan going to Twitter to defend his booking decisions and his company. He pointed out a “double standard,” drawing a comparison between Jinder Mahal’s win-loss record and the record of HOOK, the AEW World Champion contender.
“A double standard: @730hook 28-1 career record, on winning streak calls out the Champ, a logical challenge sparks online outrage Jinder has literally lost every single match he’s in for the past year, immediately gets title shot, where is the rage #AEWDynamite TOMORROW on TBS.“
Jinder Mahal received widespread support online, including a notable response from Booker T, after Tony Khan’s controversial rant. Booker T especially criticized Khan’s behavior in the incident.
While speaking to Adrian Hernandez, Daniel Garcia shared his perspective on Tony Khan’s Twitter activity, acknowledging that people might not always like what Khan says but emphasizing Khan’s role as the one supporting the company financially.
Garcia made it clear that he appreciates Khan’s willingness to stand up for his team and believes it demonstrates confidence in the talent’s ability to back up the words with their performances.
A lot of people don’t like what Tony says on Twitter, but it’s his company first and foremost, he can do whatever he wants. He’s the one putting the money behind this company, he’s paying all of our salaries, that’s on him. It’s great to know that you have somebody willing to put themselves out there and fight for his team. That’s what I love most about it. He says whatever he wants because he really believes in use and he knows we can back it up.”
Tony Khan’s controversial Twitter antics embarrassed many backstage in AEW as well. The AEW President faced criticism for allowing tweets to affect him during the social media rant. Nonetheless, Tony Khan is once again more focused on his product right now and that’s what fans care about.
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