Tony Khan Faces Slight Backlash From AEW Higher Ups for Openly Criticizing Triple H & Shawn Michaels

Published 10/13/2023, 12:00 PM EDT

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AEW boss Tony Khan has had his ups and downs with the pro wrestling fan base. Still, Khan has stayed defiant when it comes to his activities in AEW and beyond. After losing the recent Tuesday Night War, Khan has been posting on social media regularly taking subtle and not-so-subtle digs at WWE. But his social media posts may irked some people inside his own promotion.

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Khan has not been the one to shy away from sharing his opinions on WWE. This has often brought him into the firing line of the WWE faithful, but it seems his antics now have caused issues within in the AEW camp.

People inside AEW believe Tony Khan should put his “phone away”

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Fans taking shots at Khan have been a pretty common instance, but his own people criticizing him for demolishing the company’s goodwill is somehow a rare deal.

Social media is currently set ablaze with the viral ‘Bald A**holes’ comment by Khan apparently aimed at Triple H and Shawn Michaels. He didn’t stop there. The AEW head honcho kept the air of animosity intact with back-to-back shots at Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon.

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Still having some more shade to sling, Khan called out John Cena and The Undertaker. He took aim at them for coming short of garnering one million plus viewers on NXT. All of these seemingly promoted the majority of the AEW insiders turning on him.

A recent backstage report suggested that his own employees want Khan to throw his phone away and refrain from showing up on social media.

They view Khan’s blunt comments as a barrier to their tireless effort to maintain a good image of the company. They may have been left dumbstruck by what Khan commented about two of the WWE legends in his latest tweet.

AEW insiders reveal one big reason why Khan’s posts stir controversy

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Khan never opts to back down on his social media use no matter what he undergoes in life or career. Immediately after his latest tweet on John Cena and The Undertaker went viral, AEW insiders revealed another concerning truth about his stroppy social media habits.

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They said Khan never bothers to clear his posts with anyone from the PR department before directly coming up with what’s on his mind and this is exactly what makes them concerned about Khan’s alarming online behavior.

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What’s your take on Tony Kahn receiving backlash from his own employees after the recent social media controversy? Let us know in the comments.

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Shreya Nag is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, whose love for the sport began when she saw Cody Rhodes win the Royal Rumble in 2023. Since then, she has been an ardent fan of Rhodes and the world of pro wrestling. Shreya's writing combines her passion for the sport with her writing abilities, which she uses to provide readers with a nuanced analysis of WWE superstars.
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