Tony Khan has commented on the situation regarding Cash Wheeler’s arrest prior to All In.
It was recently revealed that one half of AEW’s World Tag Team Champions Cash Wheeler had been arrested in Florida on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm. It is believed that the arrest was in relation to a road rage incident and as Wheeler is alleged to have flashed a gun during the scene.
With AEW: All In at Wembley Stadium now just five days away, questions were raised to Tony Khan about Cash’s status during the event’s media call, where he called the situation ‘inconclusive’ and said that the company would be keeping an eye on the matter.
“As for things that have happened outside of the ring, I can’t comment on the specifics at this time because I still don’t know everything. We’re still learning facts. Based on the information we have at this time, we’re still keeping an eye on that situation. At this time, I think it’s a very inconclusive situation. It differs from other times where we’ve come in and weighed in or acted on a situation based on the evidence because, in this case, with everything we’re looking at, I don’t think we have those facts right now. At this point, I think it’s rather inconclusive. I do very much look forward to the match and we’ll keep an eye out throughout this weekend and as long as it’s a pending situation.”-Tony Khan
It’s worth noting that the alleged felony didn’t occur as recently as it was discovered, with Wheeler pleading guilty to the charges as far back as August 3. That being said, Khan was asked when he had found out about the situation, where he stated that he hasn’t known for a long time.
“Because of the nature of it, I’ll be honest, it’s not like I’ve known for a long time, but on the other hand, I have tried to gather all the facts and information. I still think we don’t have all the facts here. I don’t want to comment too much on the situation, but we’re still gathering information and that’s what I’ve been trying to do for several days.”-Tony Khan
As of writing, fans will be relieved to know that FTR’s planned title defence against The Young Bucks is still set to take place this Sunday, with it unlikely that the status of the match will change.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on Cash Wheeler, his arrest and status for All In as we hear more.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.