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WWE Wrestler Reacts To Tony Khan Saying His Wife Isn’t A Good Enough Wrestler To Be In AEW

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• WWE Wrestler Reacts To Tony Khan Saying His Wife Isn’t A Good Enough Wrestler To Be In AEW

As we reported before, former AEW wrestler Big Swole said on her podcast that All Elite Wrestling lacks in structure & diversity.

She complained about AEW signing more & more wrestlers, which results in the lesser known stars wrestling short matches on AEW’s YouTube shows.

She also pointed out how the lack of writers is a problem for the wrestlers who need help creatively:

“There’s no writers in a sense. Not everyone is comfortable writing their own things. Closed mouths don’t get fed. That’s exactly what that environment is. If you are shy and don’t know how to write or are not creative, it’s not going to work unless they want it to work for you. That’s one of their biggest issues.”

She said the following about diversity being a problem in Tony Khan’s promotion:

“Outside of [lack of structure] their BIGGEST issue, which is diversity. I do not beat around the bush when it comes to diversity and my people. There is no representation, truly, and when there is, it does not come across in the black community as genuine. At all. I don’t know why everybody is so afraid to accept it or say it, but it’s not a good look.

I knew something was up when my daughter, who loves watching wrestling, she would watch AEW all the time and seldomly watch WWE. She’s not a big fan unless dad (Cedric Alexander) was on TV, which stopped happening after they botched the Hurt Business. She would say, ‘Mommy, there is nobody that looks like me on AEW. There’s nobody that looks like daddy.’

Then she started watching WWE because she saw Bianca and Big E. She saw herself represented. If that wasn’t a ‘click.’ ‘You are absolutely right. I don’t have an explanation.’

It’s 2021. Why are people saying, ‘it’ll take 3 years for AEW to have a black champ’? This is a scripted sport. It should not take that long if you have been watching WWE for 50+ years and you know what not to do.”

Tony Khan then replied the following:

“The top 2 AEW execs are brown (me & Megha)!! Jade, Bowens, Caster, Dante, Nyla, Isiah & Marq Quen all won on tv this month. The TBS Title Tournament has been very diverse.

I let Swole’s contract expire as I felt her wrestling wasn’t good enough.”

Current AEW wrestler Lio Rush wasn’t happy with Tony’s response and wrote the following on Twitter:

“I’m not cool with any of this sh*t to be honest.

Nah.

Nope.

If nobody says something, then I will. Because this is f**ked up and now I’m pissed.

APOLOGIZE. @TonyKhan @AEW”

Swole’s husband, WWE RAW wrestler Cedric Alexander, then tweeted the following about this situation:

“A little defensive huh?”

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 1, 2008) – Old School Wrestling Jobber Passed Away

On this day in 2008, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran Randy Barber at the age of 49 due to a heart attack.

Randy Barber did televised jobs as an enhancement talent for various promotions during the 70s and 80s, including the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Jim Crockett Promotions (NWA), Championship Wrestling from Florida (CWF), American Wrestling Association (AWA), Mid-South Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, … and many others.

In 1989, Randy returned to the NWA’s #1 promotion, which was now owned by Ted Turner and renamed World Championship Wrestling (WCW), as “The Raider” but was still used solely as enhancement talent.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & REST IN PEACE!

March 10, 1958 – January 1, 2008

        
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