Tony Khan Explains How Airing CM Punk/Jack Perry AEW All In Footage ‘Made Sense’

Tony Khan Explains How Airing CM Punk/Jack Perry AEW All In Footage ‘Made Sense’ AEW

AEW CEO Tony Khan has explained how airing the CM Punk and Jack Perry AEW All In footage “made a lot of sense.”

On the April 10 edition of AEW Dynamite, Matthew and Nicholas Jackson of The Young Bucks presented backstage footage from AEW All In that showed the altercation between CM Punk and Jack Perry.

The Bucks used the footage as an excuse for why they lost to FTR for the AEW World Tag Team Championships at AEW All In London at Wembley Stadium.

Speaking on The Chris Russell Show, Tony Khan was asked if he regretted the decision to air the All In footage. He answered:

“I think it made a lot of sense. First of all, the Young Bucks-FTR ladder match is coming up at AEW Dynasty for the World Tag Team Championships.”

“This is the fourth chapter in FTR-Young Bucks. I believe they are the two greatest tag teams in wrestling, the two best on the planet.”

“The last time they wrestled, Young Bucks-FTR 3, was at Wembley Stadium, AEW All In. A lot happened that day.”

“Those guys at one point, they were the third match on the pay-per-view, and at one point, it looked like we were going to have to call them up and they were going to have to wrestle the first match.”

“They ended up going on in the spot they were in, but the Young Bucks said the whole day, everything that happened, it affected their mental preparation, they weren’t able to pray before the match, they were very stressed out.”

“They slipped on the banana peel, lost the match, and they blame FTR and what happened at Wembley Stadium. In hindsight, that’s why they refused to shake FTR’s hands.”

On the change from The Young Bucks since their return in January 2024, Khan said:

“We’ve seen the Young Bucks change a lot. We saw them get really dark during the retirement run of Sting. They’ve only gotten darker and more twisted.”

“That’s why they felt like they should play the tape. It was fascinating to see after the tape played, the reaction Jack Perry got at New Japan. He got the reaction of a superstar.”

“That is not altogether unexpected and it’s something very interesting, perhaps a side effect of this, Jack Perry already a big star in wrestling, really the way the crowd connected with him in Chicago, that was interesting. It leaves a lot of intriguing going into AEW Dynamite and AEW Dynasty,” 

The Young Bucks will face FTR in a Ladder Match for the AEW World Tag Team Championships this Sunday, April 21 at AEW Dynasty.

For the full lineup for the event, click here.

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