Tony Khan Returns On AEW Dynamite Alongside Flamethrower-Wielding Darby Allin

Tony Khan returns on AEW Dynamite

Weeks on from being laid out by The Elite, AEW CEO Tony Khan made his return to All Elite Wrestling TV on the May 22 edition of Dynamite. 

The main event of Dynamite saw Bryan Danielson defeat Satnam Singh by DQ following interference from Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, and Sonjay Dutt. This prompted the Young Bucks to make their to the ring and they promptly handed an envelope full of cash to Sonjay Dutt, signalling they had paid for Jarrett and co. to beat down the American Dragon.

The beatdown only continued as more members of The Elite headed to the ring and Dynamite was close to ending with the Young Bucks delivering an EVP Trigger to Bryan Danielson, only for the broadcast to show a car pulling up outside. Darby Allin, flamethrower in hand, then exited the vehicle and gave a fist bump to the driver, who was none other than a returning Tony Khan. 

The AEW CEO drove off as Darby headed to the entranceway with the flamethrower and The Elite ran for their lives. Kazuchika Okada, Jack Perry, and Matthew Jackson forgot about Nicholas Jackson, though, and Darby and Bryan Danielson threw the Young Buck through a table to end Dynamite standing tall. 

Tony Khan reflected on his brief cameo, tweeting: "Yes I do have a valid driver's license!"

May 22 marked Tony Khan's first appearance not via satellite on AEW programming since he was taken out by The Elite in April only moments after he reinstated Jack Perry. The attack led to Khan wearing a neck brace throughout the NFL Draft and there has been a power struggle on AEW TV between Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks in recent weeks. 

As a result, an Anarchy in the Arena Match was booked by Kenny Omega for Double or Nothing that will see FTR, Bryan Danielson, and Darby Allin team together against The Elite. Eddie Kingston was originally planned for the match but he has suffered multiple leg injuries that will likely keep him out of action until 2025. 

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