Tony Khan Comments On 'Locker Room Unhappiness' In AEW

Tony Kahn addresses rumors of locker room unhappiness.

Over the past few weeks, fans online have noticed AEW wrestlers liking certain tweets or hinting at wanting to be used more on television, leading to rumors and speculation that certain talent is unhappy. Wrestlers who have left AEW due to contract expiration, such as Joey Janela and Alan Angels, commented on lack of TV time or communication as to why they ended up choosing not to re-sign.

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Tony Khan appeared on Superstar Crossover with Josh Martinez and was given the platform to address any rumors of locker room unhappiness in AEW.

"We have a great crew," he said. "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."

Khan continued by saying, "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."

That settles that.

AEW is set to hold its AEW Dynamite Quake by the Lake event on Wednesday, August 10. The show will be headlined by Chris Jericho challenging Jon Moxley for the AEW Interim World Championship.

Fightful will have live coverage of the show beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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