Booker T: Tony Khan's AEW Ratings Talk 'Sounds Like A Little School Girl Saying How Pretty She Is'
Booker T wants Khan to stop talking
Booker T believes Tony Khan needs to stop talking about the All Elite Wrestling ratings numbers, saying the AEW president 'doesn't sound like a boss' when he does so and instead 'sounds like a little school girl'.
Khan has been particularly vocal regarding the AEW product and ratings successes in the last couple of weeks, particularly since AEW Rampage beat WWE Friday Night SmackDown in a key demo during their head-to-head on Friday 15 October.
While WWE is still leading the way in total viewership, AEW has significantly grown, but Booker T feels that the overall audience is still the most important figure, pointing back to the famous 'Monday Night Wars' between WCW and WWE.
The WWE Hall Of Famer feels Khan needs to stop talking and focus on the show he's producing.
On the latest episode of the Hall Of Fame podcast, he said: "I’m of the sentiment that Tony Khan is doing a lot of talking about nothing. Go out and produce a good show. At the end of the day, we’ll know who won if that’s what we’re looking for, if that’s your goal post, if that’s where you’re trying to score in.
"But all of this talk about what you’re doing, this and that, back and forth, I swear man, it sounds like a little school girl saying how pretty she is over the other girls on the schoolyard. I could be wrong, but to me, that’s what it sounds like. It doesn’t sound like a boss. It doesn’t sound like a real boss move to be talking about something as small as that.
"I remember back in the day when WCW and WWE, it was head-to-head going down, that right there was a real war fighting for numbers. At one point, WCW took that rating war and ran with it for 83 weeks. That’s a long, damn time to say, ‘We’re winning.’ But what happened after 83 weeks? The ball shifted and we never got the momentum back. You know why? Because there was a lot of talking going on, and a lot of guys not working keeping their eyes on the prize.
"My thing is, if Tony Khan is smart, and I really think the guy really is smart, he would definitely stop thinking about the fans on social media as opposed to how long can we run this thing? How big can we make this?"
Booker T's comments echo the sentiment of his former WCW boss Eric Bischoff, who also spoke about Khan earlier this week, advising him to 'shut the f*ck up until you're actually competing' with WWE.