Big Swole: "My Line Is Still Open" For Tony Khan & AEW

Big Swole’s exit from AEW in late 2021 was hardly smooth

After departing AEW due to the expiration of her contract in late 2021, Big Swole found herself in the middle of a social media storm with AEW President Tony Khan.

However, despite the dialogue between the two appearing to have significantly ended any relationship between Swole and AEW, Swole has admitted that she still has a ‘line open’ for AEW and Khan, saying the following on The Sessions with Renee Paquette:

“I still have love for the people there at AEW. I still have friends and everything like that. I’m supportive. I still watch their matches and everything,” Swole said. “Everything that went down kind of just went as a surprise for me. I didn’t necessarily know he (Tony Khan) was going to react like that, but I mean, that’s just his God given right. But my line is still open for T.K., for AEW, because I don’t like to burn any bridges. I just like to tell the truth.

“These are my opinions, these are my experiences, and I feel like they shouldn’t have been blown out of proportion as much as they have. I feel like people were doing more invalidating than actually actively listening and comprehending what I was saying. So in a sense of where my relationship is with certain fans, it’s kind of like, no, but as far as AEW, I just really wish them the best because I don’t want anybody getting out of a job.

“Competition is amazing for wrestling. We’ve been waiting for something like this for a very long time. Like, this is great. I feel like especially in this business, but especially in the world, but especially with these folks, if everybody just puts down the knives and picks up a fork, everybody can eat. There are places for people to eat everywhere. But people are so busy trying to like, ‘Oh, this is my slice. This is mine. This is mine’, and a lot of pointing and back and forth like, ‘Oh, it’s a war and this, this, and this.’ No, it’s just competition. It’s just a place where people can eat and a place where you could put food on your table, a place where you can actually have some pride.”

“I’m not a fan of people dragging each one. You won’t hear me say like, ‘Oh, I wish that this company would go to crap or like the different comments that people have been saying about people working with WWE vs. people working with AEW. I’m like, guys, just chill. We’re just here to watch wrestling.”


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