Dave Meltzer Criticizes Tony Khan’s Response to AEW All Out Fallout

Dave Meltzer

Dave Meltzer isn’t the blind champion praising AEW and ignoring its flaws that many people have accused him of being.

On a recent episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer criticized Tony Khan’s response – or to be precise, his lack thereof – to the whole All Out controversy.

CM Punk’s public comments and all the unseen backstage drama that followed have overshadowed everything else from that event. It sent shockwaves through AEW and has caused much discussion among dedicated wrestling fans. And yet, Khan hasn’t said a single word about the whole debacle.

Tony Khan’s silence on the matter caused Meltzer, one of pro wrestling’s most thorough journalists and commentators, to make his own suggestion. Meltzer strongly believes that Khan owes the fans at least some sort of explanation about what’s going on.

Meltzer went on to say that Khan’s silence on the matter is hurting AEW’s reputation. He argues that it makes AEW look “sleazy”, especially if Khan doesn’t even say a simple “no comment”.

“He [Khan) did not go there when asked, it was just like, “I can’t talk about this.” It wasn’t like [he said] they’re under suspension or we’re not going to talk about it because there’s an investigation; he said nothing. At this point it [had] been over a month when he’s done this interview and there’s not an explanation to anyone as to what’s going on. Anything that anyone has heard about this has come from me or you [Alvarez] or Sean Ross Sapp or another reporter- pretty much those people.

“Nothing from the company and it’s so bad. I mean if you really think about it, not to even say anything, I cannot think of any other form of entertainment or sport or pro wrestling company; other then the sleaziest companies there are [that wouldn’t say something). I’m not calling AEW a sleazy company, but what I am saying is in the past you’d have sleazy companies run away from stories.”

h/t Inside the Ropes for the transcription