Tony Khan Talks Backstage Morale In AEW

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Tony Khan took some time to address rumors of the AEW locker room feeling unsatisfied.

In recent weeks, there has been a few interesting tweets that have been liked by AEW talent, hinting at displeasure with TV time etc. Also, with Triple H now in charge of WWE creative, multiple rumours have circulated about some AEW talent being interested in jumping over to WWE.

Tony Khan made an appearance on the Superstar Crossover with Josh Martinez to talk about recent rumours that have circulated regarding potential Locker Room Unhappiness.

“We have a great crew,” “We’re very happy with the shows we’ve been doing. We have a great team of people. I recently did some promotions and added to the team. With a new group, hopefully, the communication is only going to get better because I can only be in so many places at one time and talk to so many people with such a big team. I think that’ll help. In general, I think we have a really great environment and a great backstage. Overall, it’s been a great summer for us and it’s only going to get better. A lot of the biggest stars in AEW have been out, so it’s been great for us to maintain this position. Last week, on Wednesday night, AEW Dynamite, number one show on all of cable. That’s been the case six out of the last seven weeks. That kind of consistency has been thanks to our wrestlers, our staff, and most importantly the wrestling fans that have kept us going. Friday Night Rampage, we did our best number in a long time, being top five on Friday on cable.”

Tony Khan

There is a lot of really good camaraderie and momentum. I can’t get everybody on the show. It is challenging, in some ways, when you have three hours of television. I get that, if you’re looking at a competitor that has seven hours of television, the people in that company are twice as likely to be on TV if you look at it that way. It’s very competitive for spots, but it also means people have to do the most to maximize the time they do get, wherever it is, whether it’s on TV or streaming, and I do think our TV show and the participation we’ve had from fans and why we all feel so good this year to is, it’s great to be back on the road this last year after doing the shows in lockdown and a sometimes empty stadium. Overall, I think the vibe is positive and we’re all really excited. It’s a big time of year for AEW with All Out coming up, one of the biggest events on the calendar, and we approach one of our biggest TV event of the year, coming up to New York for AEW Grand Slam.”

Tony Khan

While there is no shortage of talent backstage, AEW is currently restricted to it’s regularly scheduled programming of two nights of televised wrestling a week.

AEW’s next televised event, the Quake by the Lake special airs Wednesday, August 10. The show will be headlined by Chris Jericho challenging Jon Moxley for the AEW Interim World Championship.

H/T to Fightful for the transcription

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