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Tony Khan On Why It ‘Made A Lot of Sense’ To Air AEW All In Footage

April 16, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Tony Khan AEW All Out Image Credit: AEW

Tony Khan believes his decision to air the backstage footage of AEW All In on Dynamite made sense, and he recently explained why. The footage of the CM Punk & Jack Perry altercation was aired by the Young Bucks on last week’s Dynamite as part of the build to their match with FTR at Dynasty, and Khan spoke about airing the footage on The Chris Russell Show. You can see highlights below, per Fightful:

On if he regrets airing it: “I think it made a lot of sense. First of all, the Young Bucks-FTR ladder match is coming up at AEW Dynasty for the World Tag Team Championships. This is the fourth chapter in FTR-Young Bucks. I believe they are the two greatest tag teams in wrestling, the two best on the planet. The last time they wrestled, Young Bucks-FTR 3, was at Wembley Stadium, AEW All In. A lot happened that day. Those guys at one point, they were the third match on the pay-per-view, and at one point, it looked like we were going to have to call them up and they were going to have to wrestle the first match. They ended up going on in the spot they were in, but the Young Bucks said the whole day, everything that happened, it affected their mental preparation, they weren’t able to pray before the match, they were very stressed out. They slipped on the banana peel, lost the match, and they blame FTR and what happened at Wembley Stadium. In hindsight, that’s why they refused to shake FTR’s hands.”

On his belief that it plays into the Bucks’ characters: “We’ve seen the Young Bucks change a lot. We saw them get really dark during the retirement run of Sting. They’ve only gotten darker and more twisted. That’s why they felt like they should play the tape. It was fascinating to see after the tape played, the reaction Jack Perry got at New Japan. He got the reaction of a superstar. That is not altogether unexpected and it’s something very interesting, perhaps a side effect of this, Jack Perry already a big star in wrestling, really the way the crowd connected with him in Chicago, that was interesting. It leaves a lot of intriguing going into AEW Dynamite and AEW Dynasty.”