Despite the chaos at AEW All Out, Tony Khan has announced that media scrums will continue.
Last month after All Out, AEW’s most recent pay-per-view, the after-show media scrum would become bigger than the event itself. Just winning the AEW World Championship, a disgruntled CM Punk would speak to the press and air the company’s dirty laundry, targeting talent such as the entire Elite (Kenny Omega, Nick Jackson, Matt Jackson) and also going after Colt Cabana.
Following Punk’s rant at the media scrum, a backstage brawl then took place between the sides of Punk, as well as his trainer Ace Steel, and The Elite, with everyone involved receiving a suspension afterwards. It’s also been reported that one of the Jacksons from The Elite was knocked out during the altercation, however, that has not been confirmed.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, AEW owner Tony Khan confirmed that, despite the brawl at All Out, media scrums will continue after pay-per-views. Khan was also asked to comment on the backstage altercation that happened at last month’s PPV, however, he declined.
“I can’t comment on that.”
Not commenting on the situation, but confirming that media scrums will continue, Khan also shed light on a streaming service that AEW could potentially have in the future, stating that it was a major priority for the promotion.
“As the library continues to grow, we’re only building a stronger and stronger addition to our content. We’re working on doing it in a way that makes sense.”
All Elite Wrestling’s next pay-per-view is AEW Full Gear scheduled for Saturday, November 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
H/T to Fightful Select for the transcription.