AEW President Tony Khan Declines to Comment on the CM Punk Situation
The show should go on. That has been the mantra of All World class Wrestling all through the month of September, as the organization produced a million-dollar entryway for AEW Full scale and has routinely done seven-figure viewership on week after week episodes of AEW Explosive. A heft of this achievement has come in the repercussions of the aforementioned Full scale, which was defaced with controversy because of CM Punk’s post-show public interview. Punk impacted previous companion Yearling Cabana, ran down rival “Executioner” Adam Page, and censured the administration capacities of AEW Leader VPs Kenny Omega and the Youthful Bucks. Following this tirade, a behind the stage battle broke out between Punk, Punk’s trainer Ace Steel, Omega, and the Bucks, leading to suspensions for all involved.
Reports have circled on the prompt consequences and implications of this altercation, however All Tip top Wrestling presently can’t seem to offer an authority remark. AEW President Tony Khan multiplied down on that during a new appearance on Rock 105.3’s The Show.
“I can’t actually comment on any of that,” Khan said when gotten some information about Punk’s words at his presser (h/t Fightful). “What’s happening is, it’s the best show in master wrestling tomorrow night on TBS. AEW Explosive Grand Hammer.”
Notwithstanding the controversy leaving the compensation per-view, AEW has conveyed consecutive million-watcher editions of AEW Explosive. While the September eighth episode opened with an unmistakable turn from past plans, as both the AEW World and Triplets Titles were emptied, AEW has soldiered on by running superior grade matches like Bryan Danielson versus Executioner Page and Jon Moxley versus Sammy Guevara.
“Since Full scale, it’s been extremely newsworthy shows and they’ve likewise been a portion of our best shows and best ratings. That is for a reason,” Khan continued. “AEW has placed on a portion of our best matches. This moment, there is a ton of fervor in the organization, not just with all the enormous championship battles, individuals are amped up for the arrival of MJF. That is really gigantic. That is one of the main things we’re centered around in AEW.”
Khan was squeezed for a response to the behind the stage situation again, which he declined. Instead, the AEW organizer put focus on one of the organization’s greatest up-sides the present moment: MJF’s return.
“I’m not going to comment again on that, yet I will say that MJF’s return has been a monstrous needle mover for AEW and has produced a ton of interest,” Khan said. “Having MJF back on Explosive has been perfect. That is another reason why we’ve seen an incredible ratings knock. He’s an incredible star and a gigantic piece of AEW.”
AEW Explosive: Grand Hammer airs tonight at 8 PM ET.