Britt Baker has come to Tony Khan’s defense and claims that he’s far too critical to AEW’s survival to be removed or replaced.
Tony Khan didn’t start acting as an on-screen figure or an important person to mention until well after AEW’s establishment and after Dynamite was launched. He has since surpassed most of the regular wrestlers as arguably the most talked-about person in AEW, much like how most WWE fans discuss Vince McMahon or Triple H as opposed to the wrestlers working for them.
In recent months, Tony Khan has been dealing with a whirlwind of criticism from inside the wrestling industry. However, Britt Baker, the first woman signed to AEW, has come to his defense. On a recent appearance on Swerve Strickland’s Swerve City Podcast, Baker was asked what she considers the most “toxic” trait among members of AEW’s locker room: the undeserved sense of irreplaceability:
“What’s so toxic is when somebody thinks they’re bigger than the company. Or that the company needs them. There’s literally no one in AEW that they need, other than Tony Khan to survive. Everybody can be replaced.”
Britt Baker did not name names in her answer but there has been much discussion over the future in AEW of CM Punk and The Elite while Baker and others have previously commented on the status of AEW Women’s World Champion, Thunder Rosa.
h/t WrestlingInc. for the transcription