Tony Khan responds to backlash stemming from Max Caster's rap on AEW Dark.
On Tuesday's AEW Dark, Caster cut one of his usual pre-match raps, which had questionable lines referencing Simone Biles' mental health, Duke Lacrosse rape accusations, and more. The rap aired during the premiere on YouTube, but was edited off the video on demand.
The August 3 episode of AEW Dark was taped on July 28.
Appearing on Busted Open Radio, AEW President Tony Khan responded to the criticism of the rap and AEW airing it.
"On the subject of Dark and one of the teams that broke through and did a good job on Dark is The Acclaimed. Speaking of Dark, last night on Dark, Max Caster's rap was terrible. I was not one there, in the moment, when he did it. It was not during Dynamite, I was in the back when he said this rap. I had not heard it until last night, truthfully. In the editing process, it should have been caught. We deleted the episode and reposted it with it edited out, but it shouldn't have aired. I put such tight controls on Dynamite and it wouldn't have happened there because his raps, I have always gone over with him and every segment on Dynamite, I don't script or write wrestler's promos, but the bullet points, I give. In this case, it shouldn't have happened. Going forward, I will take over the editing of Dark and Elevation. I already edit Dynamite and Rampage, I do a lot, and now I will be editing Dark and Elevation. It's unfortunate that it came to that," he said.
In a now-deleted tweet that said, "The Greatest Rapper of All Time is Max Caster," Caster quote tweeted after Dark had aired with the following response:
Caster has not issued further comment on the rap.
You can find results from AEW Dark by clicking here.