One WWE Hall of Famer has questioned Tony Khan’s leadership after his recent social media outbursts.
NXT and AEW Dynamite recently went head-to-head in the ratings on a big night of wrestling action. WWE stacked its show with the likes of John Cena, Cody Rhodes, and The Undertaker appearing while Dynamite featured the first AEW match of Adam Copeland in addition to two big title matches.
When all was said and done, NXT came out on top in the ratings, leading Tony Khan to take to social media and offer an obscure statistic about Cena and The Undertaker appearing on a WWE show that had less than a million average viewers for the first time.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, NXT announcer Booker T questioned Khan’s approach and doesn’t think the “trash-talking” screams leadership from the AEW boss:
“I just don’t see the big picture. I don’t mind trash talk. I don’t mind the boys trash-talking. When the boss is doing it, doesn’t that feel a little childish to you?
“In doing that kind of internet stuff, it just doesn’t seem like a boss to me, and I’ve said this before about Tony Khan as far as him being a boss, being a leader. That’s what that company I think needs more than anything, and I’ve said that before, leadership and Tony Khan going on social media tweeting, this is not leadership.”
Tony Khan’s company to go head-to-head with WWE again
Wrestling fans won’t have to wait too long for the next head-to-head to take place between AEW and WWE as it will happen on November 17th. Collision will move from its usual Saturday night slot to Friday due to the Full Gear pay-per-view taking place on the 18th of November.
That means Collision will go head-to-head with the highest-rated wrestling show in the entire United States on a weekly basis, SmackDown. Whether or not both companies stack their shows again due to the competition remains to be seen.