AEW boss Tony Khan did not have much to say when asked about the sickening allegations made against Vince McMahon and WWE.
Vince McMahon has been accused of sexual assault and sex trafficking in a bombshell lawsuit that has rocked WWE. The company itself as well as former Head of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis has been named in the lawsuit while former WWE and UFC Champion Brock Lesnar has also been implicated.
As a result, Vince McMahon has resigned as Executive Chairman of TKO while WWE has pulled creative plans for Brock Lesnar and there is a real possibility that neither man will ever return to the company.
John Laurinaitis seems to be laying the blame directly at Vince McMahon’s door but McMahon has vowed to fight to clear his name.
Tony Khan Touts AEW Support System
Speaking to Amy Kaplan of Fansided, Tony Khan was asked about the allegations made against McMahon and WWE but said he couldn’t comment, instead touting his own company’s support system to make sure everyone in AEW is safe:
I can’t comment on the terrible allegations against WWE right now. That’s something people are paying a lot of attention to right now, with good reason. For us, first and foremost, trying to create a safe locker room environment for everybody, women and men, and we have a really good bond. I think we have a great locker room, and everyone knows there is a support system there.
There are a lot of channels, and I think everybody feels very good about having a safe place and a safe workspace and there are people you can talk to. There are people in the office, but even on the wrestling side. For us, I think that’s the most important thing in any office of any workplace, is just having a lot of people that will listen and will want to make the company a safe and good place to work.
AEW’s safety measures were under scrutiny when claims surfaced online implicating Chris Jericho. No concrete allegations were ever made public but allusions were made to Jericho allegedly having an NDA in place with a wrestler who had competed in AEW. At the time Tony Khan addressed the allegations made against Chris Jericho.