Tony Khan Praises ‘Stable’ AEW Roster

6 months ago by Sanchez Taylor

Tony Khan Praises ‘Stable’ AEW Roster AEW

AEW President Tony Khan is currently happy with the promotion’s roster.

Prior to All Out, Khan argued that AEW would have the strongest roster ever following the September 4 pay-per-view. Several top AEW names were notably suspended following the event, following a backstage altercation allegedly involving CM Punk, Ace Steel, Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks.

Speaking with Robbie Fox on ‘My Mom’s Basement’, Tony Khan reasoned that the current roster is ‘stable’, noting:

“We’re on the best run of Dynamite ratings, the best six weeks we’ve had all year have been the last six weeks. I think it’s been in large part due to, most of all, the great support from the wrestling fans, but also the wrestlers. Right now, we have a great crew, we have great champions, great contenders up and down the card, and now great stories coming into place because this has been the most stable TV crew we’ve had all year.”

“The TV roster, like I’ve been saying, has just been great. We’ve had young stars come into place, we’ve had some of the top stars stepping up, and it’s been stable. You’ve seen a lot of the top stars consistently week-to-week, which we weren’t able to. I would feature them, but a lot of them weren’t here. It’s great timing, and it’s a great time in the company, and I think it’s a great time in the wrestling business, and a great time to be a wrestling fan.”

Noting that injuries and the recent arrival of Hurricane Ian resulted in some plans changing, Khan said:

“There have been so many different injuries; Obviously, the hurricane kept a few people out this past week that are prominent names, but that’s a one-week thing. Normally, that would be terrible and catastrophic, but really — first of all, you gotta look to the hurricane itself, with the priority that people need to take care of their families and their homes.

“But it’s just a one-week dip compared to some of the major injuries and incidents that have put people out for longer periods of time.

“So frankly, the last five, six weeks have not only been the best TV ratings of the year for us, the best business period of the year for us. It’s the perfect time to be going into the anniversary with this great support.”

Well, Khan’s comments seem to have aged like milk, with Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevara’s backstage heat recently erupting on Twitter.

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