Tony Khan On Airing CM Punk/Jack Perry Footage: TBS Was Really Happy With The Performance Of That Show

Tony Khan talks airing AEW All In footage on AEW Dynamite.

On the April 10 episode of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan made the decision to air footage from AEW All In that featured the backstage brawl between Jack Perry and CM Punk. This decision was heavily criticized on the internet, with many fans noting that it was time to move on from the situation.

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On the AEW Dynasty media call, Khan talked more about his choice to air the footage.

"After the ratings came in, it felt like, when TBS called me and told me ‘good job.’ You have to remember, I’m responsible for everybody’s job in the company. It is really important for us to please the network and TBS was really happy with that show and that performance. That is the most important. Our fan feedback on the show, the rating is the number source of fan feedback in the end, the network, and they were incredibly pleased. It was 400,000 viewers in the 18 to 49 demographic, and that was a strong performance. That is how TBS judges the show. How TBS judges the show is the most important metric I have for the performance. I do think what we did last week added a lot of intrigue to this match and I’m very excited for the Dynasty pay-per-view and I’m very happy about how we got here."

The April 10 episode of Dynamite drew the highest viewership for the show since February 2024. Learn more about those ratings here.

Check out the updated lineup for AEW Dynasty here.

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