Matt Hardy Defends Tony Khan's AEW Booking

Matt Hardy has come out in support of Tony Khan’s AEW booking style

The recent announcement of Kenny Omega vs. El Hijo Del Vikingo on AEW Dynamite caught wrestling fans off-guard, with many excited for an impromptu clash between two exciting talents, whilst others bemoaned a lack of build for the bout.

The latter opened a fierce debate as to the way different promotions promote wrestling, with some fans taking aim at Tony Khan for his booking of AEW. However, on a recent edition of the Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy came out in support of Khan’s style saying the following:

“It’s a really intriguing concept that so many fans that consider themselves die hard fans - and this is no disrespect to them - but they are so caught up and captivated by the inner workings of the business and why things are happening. They feel like they can book better than the booker who actually runs the show. It’s so crazy now. Wrestling fans feel so entitled, especially the more die-hard, smart fans that are online. They feel entitled like, ‘No, my opinion counts. You’re wrong and I’m right.’ That’s very strange, but it is what it is. That’s the world we live in today so we just have to learn how to deal with it, but at the end of the day, Tony Khan is the guy flipping the bills. He makes the decisions. He’s paying everybody, so it’s his decision to make. If he makes it, I support him 100%,” said Hardy.

Hardy’s guest Ethan Page added, “Also, I’m going to bury myself real quick to kind of help with this argument. I have been on AEW television steady, I would say regularly, for about two years straight. I still get people tweeting at me, ‘Who?’ So I don’t care how many vignettes you do of this guy (Vikingo) before he has this match, there’s still going to be people who are like, ‘Who the F is this? Why is he on the show? They just want to be those people who make those comments.”


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