Konnan Slams Tony Khan For Mishandling AEW Talents


AEW President Tony Khan has received major fan backlash several times due to his poor booking decisions and failure to build legitimate main event stars.

Ricky Starks, Darby Allin, Wardlow, and Jungle Boy are among those promising wrestlers who Khan has mishandled despite fans rallying behind them.


Speaking on his Keepin’ It 100 podcast this week, Konnan critiqued Khan for failing to elevate talent the right way in AEW.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On AEW mishandling talents such as Ricky Starks: “It could be heat. By the same token, and you know we’ve said this millions of times, probably other 10 guys that are in Ricky Starks’ position where they mishandled them.”

On Tony Khan not learning how to elevate AEW talents: “The thing is, everything’s hard if you don’t know how to do it. Like, I know how to elevate characters, right? But it’s weird to me that Tony, who is a mega, mega fan…that he didn’t learn how to elevate people, you know? And so, that’s kind of a head-scratcher for me.”

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