Tony Khan has made an apology after some controversial comments he made during yesterday’s pre-Full Gear media call.
During that call, Tony Khan was asked if AEW possibly has plans for an all-women’s show similar to NWA Empowerrr, but Khan actually cut off the question before it had been finished, and said:
“I’m gonna cut off your question right there, because I don’t think I get enough credit for what I did for the NWA show. Because a good number of the people that wrestled on the NWA show were wrestlers that I sent and paid. So I do think I contributed because the highest paid wrestlers on that show were actually the people I paid separately from what they already make in AEW to go and wrestle on that show.
“And I don’t think they (the NWA) did a very good job of telling people that. Even though it was in the deal that we did. I wish they told more people because it was one of the points I made when we closed. I said, ‘It would be nice if you told people I’m paying the wrestlers coming in, because that’s a big contribution from me’, if that makes sense. So I did pay the wrestlers for that show. It’s kind of like when you pay for a dinner and nobody thanks you.”
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As you’ve either already seen or could probably guess, that comment really didn’t come off very well and Khan took a lot of criticism for it.
Ella Jay, who asked the question that Khan cut off, later tweeted:
Tony Khan & I have resolved today’s media call incident privately, and he apologized. Thank you to all who brought awareness to today’s discussion 💜
It’s obviously good to know he apologised, and if his mindset really is what his answer made it seem like, hopefully the backlash has led to him doing a bit of reflecting.