Tony Khan Addresses Taking A Spike Piledriver On AEW TV

Tony Khan Addresses Taking A Spike Piledriver On AEW TV AEW

Following his major on-screen angle, AEW President Tony Khan has addressed taking a spike piledriver on the company’s programming.

On the April 24 edition of AEW Dynamite, The Elite’s Jack Perry and The Young Bucks attacked AEW CEO Tony Khan, ending with a spike piledriver from Matthew and Nicholas Jackson.

The angle saw Khan helped from the ring by officials and his father Shahid Khan. Tony then show up on the NFL Draft coverage wearing a neck brace.

Speaking with Bleacher Report, Tony Khan discussed taking a bump in the ring for the first time. He said:

“I don’t think anybody in pro wrestling wants to be spike-piledrived ever.

“It’s one of the most dangerous, deadly moves in pro wrestling. It’s banned in multiple pro wrestling promotions and it’s illegal in several states, and there’s a reason.

“I don’t recommend it to anybody nor would I ever be eager to take another spike piledriver again. Only the most trained professional wrestlers can sustain that kind of beating, especially multiple times.”

On his father Shahid Khan appearing in the angle and what he thought of it, Khan said:

“He thought it was fantastic.

“People were sending it to him. He knew it was going to get attention. He knows AEW is a big deal, and he follows the show and the product. He’s not a hardcore wrestling fan, but he watches AEW.”

On appearing during the NFL Draft coverage in his neck brace, Khan said:

“To have the voice of the NFL and host of the draft, Rich Eisen, every single round, reference the neck brace, talk about AEW, talk about the piledriver and what The Young Bucks had done to me, it got a lot of great attention for AEW.”

The Elite recently challenged AEW’s best to the Blood And Guts Match for the July 24 episode of AEW Dynamite from Nashville, TN.

Tony Khan has explained how TBS and TNT’s WWE plans led to the AEW TV deal, which you can read at this link.

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