Tony Khan is not one to beat around the bush when it comes to what he puts out on social media. The AEW founder and general manager regularly shares positive news about big AEW matches, events, and signings. On the other hand, the young executive certainly doesn’t mind getting into it with fans or pundits when he feels disrespected.
Today’s news regarding the first-day ticket sales for AEW All In from Wembley Stadium in London elicited both positive and crass comments from Khan on social media. Before confirming the number of tickets that had been sold today, Khan responded to a report from ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.
“Hearing Wembley is scaled for only 40K for AEW – far cry from last April when I was ringside for Tyson Fury-Dillian Whyte and it was packed to the brim with 94,000. Nothing beats the big-fight feel at Wembley,” Coppinger wrote on Twitter.”
“LIES,” Khan fired back. “What a load of crap. Tell your agent Nick Khan to shove it up his ass.”
The shot at Nick Khan is certainly telling in regard to the relationship between AEW and WWE at the moment. In recent months, Tony has spoken openly about how the dynamic between the companies has changed, with WWE running more events on weekends that AEW is also running.
About fifteen minutes later, the AEW president returned to Twitter with a far more positive tone.
“Today’s one of the best days in @AEW history,” he began. “Thank you to all buying #AEWAllIn tickets today, off to an AMAZING start already 36,000 sold for £3.8M ($4.7M) + we’re only getting started, more great seats are going on-sale! Let’s celebrate TOMORROW on Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite”
Wembley Stadium has a capacity of 90,000 fans, so it would seem Khan had good reason to shoot down the rumor that AEW could be running at less than half of that. With nearly 40,000 tickets already sold for the event, which is still three months away, it would seem the budding promotion could be in line for a more than record-breaking attendance number.
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