Swerve Strickland has said that if Tony Khan were in over his head – something which he doesn’t believe – it would still be a good thing for AEW.
It’s been a tough year at the helm of All Elite Wrestling for Tony Khan. From an injury crisis through to backstage brawls, there has been plenty to deal with away from the in-ring action including the most recent altercation which took place between Andrade El Idolo and Sammy Guevara.
In a discussion on the Say Less podcast, Swerve Strickland has made it clear that if Tony Khan is swimming against the tide, then it’s something which can be a positive for the long-term future of the company.
If he is in over his head – if he is. If he is in over his head, good because he has to be challenged that way. He needs to. He knows he needs to.
You don’t do a million-dollar gate on Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe without challenges. You don’t think that’s easy? No. He should be going at those challenges, he should be dealing with locker room morale. He has to go through that. If he doesn’t how do we grow? We have to go through growing pains and I don’t understand how people just think that’s an AEW thing.
Swerve Strickland’s next AEW outing will be on this week’s edition of Dynamite taking place in Toronto, where he will face ‘Daddy Ass’ Billy Gunn.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.