Tony Khan on CM Punk's release in front of Chicago fans

“Chicago is home to my family. I grew up in Champaign. I’ve been going to the United Center since I was 11"

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Tony Khan on CM Punk's release in front of Chicago fans
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Tony Khan's decision to fire CM Punk from AEW caused a lot of reactions. Many believe that Khan made the right decision. In an interview with Insider, the main man of AEW revealed why he decided to address the fans from the ramp; “You can’t see everybody’s face from the center of the ring.

You have to choose one side of the crowd to face when you’re in the ring. And I wanted to be able to see everybody. I felt like, I’m not a wrestler and I don’t need to be in the ring, and for this moment, I thought I would just sit down and talk to everybody.

That’s why I brought out a chair. And when I was done and walked backstage, the first person I saw was Ricky Steamboat and he said, ‘That was great, you turned the crowd. You turned them around. That’s so hard to do, and you did it.’ I felt I at least owed that much to the wrestlers and the fans, to go out there and talk to everybody.

”-Khan said, as quoted by pwmania.com!

Tony Khan on Chicago: It's home to my family

Khan has only the fondest memories of Chicago since he used to come there with his family as a boy. He is happy that he had the opportunity to address the fans.

“Chicago is home to my family. I grew up in Champaign. I’ve been going to the United Center since it was first built when I was 11. My family was at the show, countless friends, everyone I grew up with. It meant a lot to go out and speak to the fans and be able to put on a great show”. Tony Khan is doing great things in AEW and showing that he really knows the wrestling scene well.

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