AEW Stars “Upset” With Tony Khan’s All In Plans

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AEW talent are apparently not thrilled with Tony Khan over the lack of clarity for All In.

Another week in AEW has seen off-screen events threaten to overshadow what is happening for the company on-screen. The company is now less than two weeks away from possibly the biggest wrestling show of all time when All In takes place in Wembley Stadium but the subject of CM Punk is one that won’t settle down.

Punk hit the headlines as he re-opened old wounds with Hangman Adam Page when he took shots at Page following Collision on the 12th of August. That led to an apology from Punk to Page but then stories started to emerge of Punk being behind some AEW stars, including the company’s Head of Talent Relations, from being unable to attend the show. AEW CEO Tony Khan has remained tight-lipped about the situation, however.

Some AEW talent not happy with Tony Khan

Now SEScoops has now reported that there is unhappiness in AEW over Tony Khan’s plans for All In and the uncertainty that remains about the massive show less than two weeks before it takes place. One unnamed wrestler was quoted as saying:

“A lot ….. are upset about Wembley. Maybe if it were just Wembley, it would be different. But with everything that’s happened over the last year, it’s becoming the one major issue. People want to know if they’re going to London, what the card is going to be … it’s a show everyone wants to be on. It’s like our WrestleMania 3, or maybe our WrestleMania 1, but there isn’t any urgency. People are scared we aren’t going to live up to this moment.”

An AEW employee seemingly discussed how long it has taken to build the card for All In but pointed out that this was always what Tony Khan said was going to happen:

“He said (in the presser just after) Forbidden Door that (Wembley) would be a card that would take time to build. He said this was going to be the case, so I’m not sure why everyone is disgruntled about it. I get the fans, but Bryan Danielson would have likely been in the main event or in the top of the card somewhere, then he breaks his arm the same night Tony said this, so it was already a factor before anyone knew how bad he was hurt.

“That caused a huge change in plans. Tony even said, injuries are going to make this like the first Forbidden Door show when things developed and were scheduled late, and that’s been the case.”

Tony Schiavone, who works in AEW’s talent relations department in addition to his announcing duties, has discussed the pressure that the company is under by holding such a big show.