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Tony Khan Defends Showing CM Punk & Jack Perry All In Footage, Says TBS Was Happy With the Show

April 18, 2024 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– During today’s AEW Dynasty media conference call, AEW President and CEO Tony Khan was asked about airing the CM Punk and Jack Perry footage from AEW All In: London, which was a heavily criticized and controversial move. Khan defended the decision during the media call, claiming that TBS called him and said he did a “good job” when the ratings came in. Below are some highlights (via Fightful):

Tony Khan on TBS being happy with the performance of Dynamite last week: “After the ratings came in, it felt like, when TBS called me and told me ‘good job.’ You have to remember, I’m responsible for everybody’s job in the company. It is really important for us to please the network and TBS was really happy with that show and that performance. That is the most important. Our fan feedback on the show, the rating is the number source of fan feedback in the end, the network, and they were incredibly pleased.”

On the numbers for the segment: “It was 400,000 viewers in the 18 to 49 demographic, and that was a strong performance. That is how TBS judges the show. How TBS judges the show is the most important metric I have for the performance. I do think what we did last week added a lot of intrigue to this match and I’m very excited for the Dynasty pay-per-view and I’m very happy about how we got here.”