Tony Khan: CM Punk MJF Feud One Of The Best Things I’ve Ever Been A Part Of

CM Punk vs MJF is one of the greatest things Tony Khan has ever been involved in

It was one of the most celebrated rivalries of recent times, producing some of the greatest promo sections and one of the finest matches in AEW history, and now AEW President Tony Khan has said that CM Punk vs. MJF is one of the best things he ever been involved with.

Khan made the claims during a second appearance on Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Wrestling With Freddie podcast, saying the following when talking about MJF:

“He’s such a great wrestler, he’s such a great professional,” Khan said. “And we were talking about all the great stuff that CM Punk and MJF did in building up to their Dog Collar Match at Revolution and telling this story. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of in my life.”

Khan continued, saying the feud was all down to Punk and MJF:

“I give all the credit to them, CM Punk and MJF,” Tony Khan stated. “I am the administrator in a lot of ways, and what I think is really cool, and people will ask why I don’t have a lot of writers, is because I work with the top talent. We’ll develop top storylines and programs, I’ll do everything, say like, ‘you’ll do this, this and this.

“Here’s who you’re going to work with this week, or we’re going to build you up, and then at the end of next week, I’ll explain where we’re going next.’ And you can do that with some younger people, but, like, MJF and CM Punk, with each of them, I’ve spent hours and hours sitting, planning, talking and they came in with such great ideas.

“A lot of this stuff just matched up beautifully and they both had long-term story ideas and things we could do. When you have wrestlers with those kinds of great ideas, look, I don’t have to do every idea that gets thrown at me. That’s the thing, I try and take the best ones and talk to different people about different ideas. But I feel I’m better off talking to the two of them. Imagine if I’d gone off in a room with neither of them, with like six other people, and then tried to go to the two of them.”

The feud culminated in a punishing Dog Collar match at AEW: Revolution, saying how the feud was put together by himself, Punk, and MJF:

“The entire thing was the three of us,” Tony Khan said. “And that’s how it should be, and it’s been like that a lot. The same thing when Punk came in with Darby. Punk and I sat down and put ideas together, and I went to Darby and nobody in the wrestling business knew what was going on, but me and Punk.

“And I went to Darby and said, ‘this is the promo you’re going to do.’ Basically, I think it was the one, maybe ten days before The First Dance in early August, and the line I gave Darby was, ‘no matter how great you think you are, if you wanna prove it, you have to come to AEW, even if you think you’re the best in the world.’ And I knew that one line would do it. He knew where we were going.”

H/T: Wrestling Inc.

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