Tony Khan has addressed the fan reaction to the booking of the AEW World Championship ahead of All Out.
CM Punk returned to AEW TV on the August 10 edition of Dynamite, confronting interim World Champion Jon Moxley. Many fans expected this champion vs champion bout to headline All Out, but to the surprise of many, the undisputed title match was announced for the August 24 episode of Dynamite.
In another shocking turn of events, Moxley pinned Punk in a matter of minutes to become the undisputed AEW World Champion.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Tony Khan noted that he’ll always listen to the fans, arguing that the fans are always right.
Discussing the reception of the undisputed World Title bout, Khan said:
“It’s okay. As long as everybody can watch the show and have a good time, however people want to react, it’s fine. The fans are always right. If I left them with a lot of questions going into the pay-per-view, for some people, they’re not used to that.
“It’s a different way to do it. It was a big success, it brought a huge rating, and I still think we’re going to have a big audience for the pay-per-view and hopefully, it will influence it in a very positive way.
“It’s okay for people to have questions and to express their questions in frustration or anger. I think’s perfectly normal. It’s obviously a different way to get from point A to point C. It’s not just going directly through point B in a straight line.
“I think it’s good. There will be a lot of exciting things, including a lot of great wrestling action on Dynamite, and we’re going to learn a lot about the pay-per-view. Remember this, the fans are always right.
“I will always listen to the fans, their opinion is always the most important ones and I hope by the end of the week, the fans understand how much I care about them and pro wrestling and how important AEW is to me and how strong AEW can be going forward for the rest of 2022 and many years in the future.”
AEW All Out will air on September 4 from the NOW Arena. Check out the announced card for the pay-per-view right here.
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