“There’s More To Come”- AEW CEO Tony Khan Defends Himself Against Online Trolls After Dynamite

Published 11/12/2020, 10:20 PM EST


AEW CEO Tony Khan was trolled by the wrestling fanbase after he over-hyped the main event of Dynamite. He walked out to the stage and promised fans something huge if they stuck around till the main event. He even sent out a tweet announcing a potential power shift in AEW.

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Tony Khan posted a tweet about a ‘power shift’ in AEW

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The story Khan was building to was the return of PAC. The British wrestler made his return to American soil after seven months. The return was a huge deal for the company; however, it was an underwhelming surprise to the fans.

PWInsider.com reached out to Tony, to question him about the backlash he received. Khan defended his statement by saying, “There’s more to come, Pac coming back is the beginning of a huge push for the rest of the year, as I said in my last tweet just now.”

“Balance of power in storyline refers to Eddie [Kingston]’s strong power base as a character which could be threatened, but it also refers to the big push AEW is making for the rest of the year into and through December and into 2021,” said Tony.

PAC made his return to AEW after months

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PAC returned to Dynamite after the blistering Pentagon Jr vs Rey Fenix match. Eddie Kingston was at commentary for the match, and looked to admonish Fenix from his stable, before PAC’s music hit and he marched down to the ring to confront Eddie.

Referees had to come out to separate the two furious men. This could lead to a huge match between the two down the road. Kingston has enjoyed an incredible stint with AEW so far, facing Cody Rhodes and Jon Moxley in excellent matches.

Tony Khan is one of wrestling’s biggest entities

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Tony Khan has become a pop culture icon and the main competitor to Vince McMahon. AEW has been structured as an alternative to the biggest wrestling company in the world. He is at the heart of AEW and is the lead booker along with the Elite.

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The ire drawn by his tweet was surprising to say the least. Fans drew comparisons between him and former TNA booker Dixie Carter. Carter nearly drove TNA into the ground, before it was rescued by turning into Impact Wrestling.

The underwhelming angle is eerily reminiscent of WWE angles, which is totally not what fans were expecting. We hope AEW stays far away from jumping the gun and stays true to the roots that made them so successful in their first year.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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