Jim Cornette Blasts Tony Khan Injury Angle On AEW Dynamite

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Jim Cornette was not a fan of a recent in-ring incident angle involving Tony Khan.

The AEW President and CEO was brutally assaulted at the end of the 24th April edition of AEW Dynamite, leaving the 41 year-old requiring a neck brace.

Khan had initially met the returning Jack Perry in the ring and all appeared well following a handshake before Perry shockingly dropped his boss with a blow to the stomach.

The Elite’s Young Bucks and Kazuchika Okada made their way to the squared circle, seemingly in an attempt to reason with Perry before they too attacked Khan, flooring him with a TK Driver.

The shocking scenes concluded with Khan’s father, Shad Khan, arriving in the ring to check on his fallen son as the show went off the air.

Reflecting on the incident during a recent edition of his ‘‘Drive-Thru’ podcast, veteran wrestling personality Jim Cornette refused to hold back on his disdain for the segment, believing it to have been horribly executed:

“It was gonna happen eventually because this is Tony’s dream. [Tony probably thought] ‘I get to take a bump in the ring and fans will be worried about me. Wow! That will be cool. And will all be a part of this big angle.’ This isn’t Bill Watts coming out of retirement for The Last Stampede. Theoretically, this should have been something and it would have been if they had used talent properly who were putting their hands on the owner of the company.

But instead, it’s with these children that nobody cares about to begin with. It was executed in such a rotten way because Tony can’t do anything physical, and nobody gives a s**t!

The reason why this was such a hot topic is because it looks so desperate now. Everyone was making fun of it and like what the f**k is going on here? I don’t know if that’s good publicity for theoretically pulling the trigger on the biggest angle that you could f**king do, laying out the boss.”

Tony Khan To Run Dynamite From Remote Location

Khan has continued to sell the injury publicly, including sporting a neck break whilst working with the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2024 NFL Draft.

The incident will not stop Khan, however, with AEW revealing that he will be running Dynamite from a remote location on 2nd May.

H/T: Inside The Ropes for the above transcription.