Tony Khan has taken a shot at Vince McMahon ahead of AEW’s head-to-head with NXT.
AEW Dynamite and NXT will resurrect the Wednesday Night Wars for one night only as Dynamite shifts to Tuesday, the 10th of October.
As a result, wrestling fans will be the winners as both companies stack their shows to try and claim ratings supremacy. AEW is promoting Dynamite as a “Title Tuesday” special with two titles on the line. Hikaru Shida will challenge Saraya for the AEW Women’s Title while Jon Moxley will attempt to reclaim the AEW International Championship from Rey Fenix. In addition, Adam Copeland will have his first AEW match when he takes on Luchasaurus.
NXT on the other hand will feature main roster stars in Asuka and The Brawling Brutes in action while Cody Rhodes is slated to make a massive announcement while John Cena and Paul Heyman will be in Carmelo Hayes and Bron Breakker’s respective corners for the bout between the former NXT Champions.
Tony Khan fires back on social media
With social media in a frenzy over what might come out of the ratings battle, Tony Khan responded to one person who suggested that he wouldn’t be tuning into Dynamite with a Roderick Strong GIF that bore the caption “Who gives a f*ck?”
Another user, purporting to be a grown man, responded that if “Sir Vince McMahon” had responded in kind, people would be up in arms. However, Tony Khan suggested that if Vince McMahon had said it, it would be the least of his issues:
“If Sir Vince McMahon said this, it would be the least of his alleged misdeeds. #AEWTitleTuesday on TBS Tuesday #AEWDynamite Tonight!”
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) October 10, 2023
Vince McMahon has of course been the subject of serious allegations in recent years surrounding sexual misconduct and hush money payments made to ex-WWE employees. The most serious accusation levelled at McMahon surrounds his alleged rape of ex-WWE referee Rita Chatterton in the 1980s. McMahon eventually paid a multi-million-dollar settlement to Chatterton in relation to that allegation.