Lio Rush Spoke With Tony Khan About Making Positive Change With AEW

Rush wanted Khan to publicly apologise after the AEW President’s controversial Tweet about Big Swole

In the wake of Tony Khan’s controversial Tweet about Big Swole and diversity in AEW, it has created mass debate amongst wrestling fans and wrestlers themselves as to the nature of portrayals of race and ethnicity in AEW and pro wrestling at large.

One prominent voice angered by Khan’s initial Tweet was AEW’s Lio Rush, who took to Twitter to demand a public apology from Khan.

Since then, Rush has followed up on social media, saying he has spoken with Khan and AEW Chief Legal Counsel Megha Parekh, with Rush posting:

“I want this to be clear. I do not consider this to be a diversity issue, and I at no point have thought or said that AEW or Tony is racist. We can all clearly see that wrestling as a whole and the AEW roster is perpetually diverse. The issue at hand was a racial insensitivity issue. Having spoken to Tony and Megah, we have discussed the endeavours to further understand the struggles of the black community. I am grateful to be able to understand more about Tony and Megah's own ethnic backgrounds and glad that they are actively seeking input from an African American perspective. I am proud to work for a boss and company that try to make these strides in social equality. I look forward to working with Tony to keep making steps towards positive change. I pray that 2022 is a year of positive change in all aspects. Happy New Year. and GOD BLESS.”

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