A former WWE star has claimed Tony Khan ignored him after the CM Punk and The Elite backstage fight.
Following AEW All Out 2022, CM Punk went on a verbal tirade blasting various stars in the company at the post-show media scrum, including AEW EVPs Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks.
After leaving the scrum, members of The Elite confronted Punk in his locker room where a reported backstage fight ensued that led to all parties involved being suspended. Punk and The Elite were also stripped of the AEW World Championship and AEW Trios Championships respectively.
In the months that followed, AEW President Tony Khan tried to steer the ship in the right direction following the incident.
On the latest edition of The Wrestling Outlaws, former WWE star EC3 claimed that he wanted to inspire Khan with an email following All Out 2022. He said:
“I emailed Tony [Khan], not at all with intent to get a job, that’s how I led off the email. But it was when all the initial [CM] Punk and Young Bucks thing went off.”
“Just because I thought he might be a guy who lacked anybody that would just — he doesn’t have a close relationship with [someone] to tell him something. It was just like an inspirational leadership message because, in theory, I do believe we need as much competition as possible for the sanctity of the industry.”
EC3 continued on to add that he sent the AEW CEO an inspirational message but never heard back from Khan, saying:
“So I sent him an inspirational message on leadership and what it takes to him at one point, never heard anything back.”
As previously reported, Tony Khan has slammed an ESPN reporter and WWE’s Nick Khan in a response on social media.
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