Tony Khan Responds To Criticism Regarding So Much Blood In AEW

1 year ago by Liam Winnard

Tony Khan Responds To Criticism Regarding So Much Blood In AEW AEW

AEW President and CEO Tony Khan has addressed the controversy and criticism regarding there being so much blood during AEW shows.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen the likes of Wheeler Yuta bleeding heavily against Jon Moxley, and a bloody affair between Adam Page and Adam Cole for the AEW World Championship.

Some fans and critics have argued that there’s so much blood that, actually, the concept of blood is being devalued and fans are going to care about it less and less the more they see of it.

Well, speaking with News 12 Long Island, Tony Khan has now commented on that reception. He said:

“It’s certainly not every week, you don’t see it on a weekly basis. Occasionally, there are big matches and it’s only when the circumstance is such that it’s a big street fight or these big crazy matches or fights ahead of a pay-per-view where things have gotten crazy and there has been a big melee. For the most part, we do try to focus on the wrestling, the best interviews, the most exciting wrestlers, a lot of high flyers, technical wrestling, and a lot of crazy brawling too.

“For the most part, you see a focus on the in-ring action, but every once in a while, when things have gotten out of hand, it’s been old school pro-wrestling in a way that has been very healthy and has been well-received by our media partners and fans.

“It’s almost been universally praised and when it hasn’t, overall, we’ve done well on the aggregate and most of the focus is on wrestling and not the brawling, but you see some of the old-school brawling too and that’s part of pro-wrestling and that’s what makes it fun.”

AEW Dynamite hits Long Island tonight with the start of both the men’s and women’s Owen Hart Foundation tournaments, CM Punk vs John Silver, hometown hero MJF in a contract signing with Wardlow, and more.

You can find full 2022 AEW win/loss record stats for the men at this link, and the women at this link.

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