Kevin Nash Comments On Tony Khan’s ‘Mass Releases’ Claim

Kevin Nash and Tony Khan

Kevin Nash has hit back at Tony Khan’s comments on WWE layoffs.

Following WWE’s merger with UFC becoming official on September 12th, the company engaged in a round of layoffs that saw over 100 employees being fired in an effort to reduce overhead costs.

The following week, the layoffs hit the talent roster, with over 20 stars being let go from their contracts. This included the likes of Dolph Ziggler, Dana Brooke, and Mustafa Ali.

AEW President Tony Khan commented on the terminations during a media call ahead of WrestleDream, saying that even if he “got punched in the face by circumstances”, he wouldn’t take it out on staff.

“There’s not a lot of loyalty at times and there should be and this is a family business. We’re not a public company.

“Even if I get punched in the face with circumstances, it doesn’t mean I’m gonna take it out on the staff by cutting 100 staff or laying off 30 wrestlers, and I really care about the people here. I would do anything I can to protect the jobs and the livelihood of the people that work here, and that’s a family business, and that’s the difference between a family business and a public company in a lot of ways. And not every family business has those principles, but we do, and that’s just how I was raised.”

Kevin Nash responds to Tony Khan’s comments

On the latest edition of Kliq This, Kevin Nash responded to the comments, questioning if Khan even had 100 staff on his payroll.

“My question would be to that is, ‘Do you have fu**ing 100 people in your staff? I mean, if he cut 100 people, would he have anybody on his staff?

The Hall of Famer went on to explain that running a company the size of WWE is very different from AEW and used the comparison of a hot dog stand owner commenting on Burger King closing multiple restaurants.

“I’m just saying it’s very, very easy, you know, to run a hot dog stand and they fu**ing shut down four franchise restaurants at Burger King and you’re like, ‘Well, we’d never do that because we only have this hot dog stand.’ It (Burger King) is larger and publicly traded. There’s a lot of intangibles.

Nash doesn’t believe Khan was “sniping” though, instead he thinks the AEW owner is simply a “kind human being.”

“It’s the kind of person Tony is. He’s not sniping. He’s not saying that to be malicious. He’s just saying it because he’s a kind human being and I know he loves this industry, but it’s just completely different.”

H/T to for the above transcription.