Tony Khan “A Fantastic Human With Huge Heart” Says Ex-AEW Talent
Tony Khan has been praised by a talent who used to compete for AEW after they were taken care of following an injury that kept them out of action during the pandemic.
The pandemic was a tough time for everyone across the globe but for independent wrestlers whose income depended on shows taking place every week, the future looked bleak in 2020.
Ten-year veteran John Skyler was one man who was able to find some work in AEW as the company set up home in Daily’s Place during the shutdown but disaster struck when he was injured after only his third match in the company.
Taking to social media, Skyler corrected some of the narrative surrounding who paid for his surgery as a result of the injury while noting that despite not being under any contractual obligation to do so, Tony Khan made sure Skyler was paid for all the time he missed from the ring:
“Tony is a fantastic human with a huge heart. This always gets misconstrued so I’d like to clarify so there is no confusion. I got hurt. Tony paid me every week I was hurt during a pandemic. When he didn’t have to. It was a time when I didn’t know how I was going to pay my bills
“So Tony’s kindness was what kept me a-float during uncertain times. I have health insurance. I was able to pay for my surgery. Tony and his team made sure my surgery wasn’t going to be an issue, and even consulted with me to find a world renowned surgeon near my hometown.
“Tony and the AEW medical staff allowed me (non-contracted at the time) to also rehab with their doctors. Another huge blessing in a time of need. I wouldn’t have made it through those times/global shutdown without Tony and his ENTIRE MEDICAL team.
“Hopefully this clears up any confusion.”
John Skyler returned to Tony Khan’s company following his injury in the first few months of 2021 and he currently competes as part of IMPACT Wrestling as one half of The Good Hands team with Jason Hotch.