Tony Khan on the constant criticism directed at AEW via social media

"To be AEW is to be under constant attack. You do a great show and the next day somebody’s saying something negative"- Khan said.

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Tony Khan on the constant criticism directed at AEW via social media
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In a press conference, Tony Khan talked about the plans for AEW and the constant criticism that comes day by day. The AEW main man doesn't bother much with it. Khan believes that no matter what, criticism will always exist. His focus is on the company and the desire to improve day by day.

“To be AEW is to be under constant attack. You do a great show and the next day somebody’s saying something negative. You do five great shows in a row, somebody says something negative. You break the ticket record for the most tickets ever sold for a wrestling show in the history of the world and somebody has something bad to say about it. At this point, I don’t worry about it. We just need to go out and do great shows week after week like we did. We were the number one show on cable this week on Wednesday. We beat every single show on TV on Wednesday out of hundreds and hundreds of shows across hundreds of networks. And if we continue doing it, everybody here’s going to be in a good position.”- Khan said, as quoted by pwmania.com!

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Regardless of the company's success, Khan believes that individuals will criticize. Tony drew a parallel between wrestling and the NFL. Social media is one of the ways where fans express their frustrations and dissatisfaction. Khan does not want to have any special reactions to it.


“You can have a great day in the business, like, do the number one show, and people try and tell you you didn’t do something great. Or you can break the world record for the most tickets ever sold to any wrestling show ever and have this massive, huge success on pay-per-view and just hit a home run in. The wrestling’s great and everything’s great, and still people are trying to tell you there’s some problem with it or some detrimental. I have news for you. When people the drop count of the show, when people posted, the number of people that go through the turnstiles, I’ve never heard of somebody posting a turnstile count, which is like, there’s so many ways to get into a show and there’s so many people I talked to that bought tickets that did not have to go through the turnstiles. But take that aside for a second. The turnstile count that is so normal for North American pro sports, even if it was 73 out of 81, that would be over the average of a show rate for North American pro sports. So if you take the average like the big four pro sports game in America versus like the tickets purchased, and then the people who actually go through the gate, if people talk like that was abnormal.”

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