Tony Khan has given his two cents when it comes to potential backstage discontent within AEW.
Over the course of the last part of summer, various reports have emerged alleging not everything that glitters is gold in AEW. Eddie Kingston and Sammy Guevara were involved in a backstage altercation in relation to the content of an unreleased promo by Guevara, Thunder Rosa reportedly has a measurable amount of heat backstage, and CM Punk recently went “off script” in mid August to call out his past rival, Hangman Adam Page.
Tony Khan took time to speak with NBC Chicago where his brain was picked about recent reports listing backstage unrest.
“I’m actually pretty excited about it. I think our roster is going to be stronger than it’s been in a long time. There is a lot of competition for spots. As long as everybody is being professional, it’s professional wrestling, the first word is professional. The second word is wrestling. This is not a doll factory or a normal place of business. Our product here is professional wrestling matches. People not liking each other, not getting along, can actually be positive, as opposed to most workplaces where people not getting along is detrimental. Not everybody needs to get along in the pro wrestling business, they don’t all need to be friends to do this. I’ll be honest, a lot of pro wrestlers don’t like each other, that’s fine with me. I don’t think people watch wrestling to watch people be friends,”Tony Khan
AEW talent and personnel are hot on the tails of a mandatory talent meeting that was meant to address various reports and anxieties within the company. The meeting was held before the August 24th edition of AEW Dynamite the meeting was seen as a positive experience by Tony Khan and others.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription