Tony Khan is not shy about causing a storm on social media but some in AEW are not thrilled with his antics.
Jinder Mahal proved to be the catalyst for Tony Khan’s outburst as he responded to what he saw as a difference in reception to Mahal receiving a World Heavyweight Title shot and HOOK going after the AEW World Title against Samoa Joe.
According to Tony Khan, criticism of HOOK receiving a title shot was in stark contrast to the absence of the same for Mahal receiving a shot at Seth Rollins’ title despite Mahal last winning a main roster match in June 2022
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez noted that he was confused about where Tony Khan had seen any criticism of HOOK getting a title shot against Samoa Joe:
What timeline is [Tony] on? Who is complaining about HOOK getting a shot against Samoa Joe? I haven’t seen one person complaining about that. Then he says “Jinder is getting a title shot, where is the rage?” WHAT?! All I have been hearing about since Monday is “Jinder Mahal’s getting a title shot?!” I have seen nobody complain about HOOK and tons of people mocking the idea of Mahal getting a title shot.
AEW Stars Not Fans Of Tony Khan’s Social Media Approach
Alvarez followed up noting that he’d heard complaints from some in AEW who found Khan’s outburst embarrassing:
Here’s the thing, I got a lot of Tweets, it was the exact same thing as last time, I got a lot of Tweets from people in AEW who were like ‘Why is he doing this on Twitter? This is embarrassing.’ That’s what they said, they said it last time too, I’m sure he’s aware of it. But he sees this as look at all this engagement I get for these Tweets and then I can Tweet out some promotion for some matches for Wednesday and it’ll help boost the rating, that’s why he does it.
HOOK will challenge Samoa Joe for the AEW World Championship on the 17th of January edition of Dynamite after he made his intentions clear in Daily’s Place.
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