- The owner of AEW and its chief creative force, Tony Khan has taken the wrestling world by storm and finally given WWE a major competitor in the North American wrestling market. His promotion may still be new, but who knows what heights it can reach.
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- Tony Khan chooses not to comment on the Vince McMahon lawsuit, showing respect for the seriousness of the allegations.
- AEW focuses on creating a safe locker room environment for all its talent, emphasizing the importance of a support system.
- Tony Khan’s silence on social media regarding the lawsuit highlights his commitment to making AEW a safe workspace for his talent.
Shockwaves were sent throughout the wrestling world a few weeks ago with the news that Vince McMahon was being sued by former WWE employee Janel Grant. The details of his latest scandal were so disturbing that McMahon was forced to resign from WWE and TKO within days, finally bringing his time in the business to a complete end. One person with a similar position to McMahon, AEW President Tony Khan, has famously had no love for the former WWE Chairman, so what was his response when he was finally asked about the newest McMahon lawsuit?
In an interview with Fansided, in which Khan spoke about the upcoming AEW Revolution pay-per-view and the special “Big Business” Dynamite, he was also asked to give his thoughts on McMahon. As usual, he commented by not really commenting at all, but he did address his own AEW locker room. Tony Khan said:
“I can’t comment on the terrible allegations against WWE right now. That’s something people are paying a lot of attention to right now, with good reason. For us, first and foremost, trying to create a safe locker room environment for everybody, women and men, and we have a really good bond. I think we have a great locker room, and everyone knows there is a support system there. There are a lot of channels. I think everybody feels very good about having a safe place and a safe workspace, and there are people you can talk to. There are people in the office, but even on the wrestling side. For us, I think that the most important thing in any office of any workplace is just having a lot of people that will listen and will want to make the company a safe and good place to work.” (h/t
Tony Khan can be a polarizing wrestling figure who has some fascinating behind-the-scenes AEW stories!
Tony Khan Has Frequently Attacked WWE And Vince McMahon
In the past, Tony Khan hasn’t been shy about going after WWE and Vince McMahon on social media. He’s had no problem calling CEO Nick Khan a con man, belittling Jinder Mahal’s win-loss record, calling out WWE for airing NXT on a Tuesday, and attacking Vince McMahon’s scandalous past. While you can’t fault the guy for ever going after McMahon, as he deserves it, with Tony Khan now working with the very problematic Ric Flair, along with the whispers about Chris Jericho and Cash Wheeler’s gun charges, it doesn’t give him a lot of room to attack.
Tony Khan has been uncharacteristically quiet online about the newest Vince McMahon lawsuit. Perhaps someone with AEW has been in his ear telling him to stay silent about such a serious matter and not make it about AEW vs. WWE. Whatever the reason, it’s good that Khan has decided not to draw attention to himself over it. Hopefully, he is putting his energy into truly making sure that AEW is a safe workspace for his talent.