Earlier today, Tony Khan held his AEW All In and Fyter Fest media call and on it addressed several stories heading into the historic event. Among the topics of conversation was the recent arrest of AEW World Tag Team Champion Cash Wheeler, real name Daniel Wheeler, and whether it would affect the much anticipated FTR versus The Young Bucks match on the show. Khan cautiously confirmed that the match will be proceeding as planned but noted he is keeping a sharp eye on the developing situation and the facts that are rolling in.
While that match does seem to be on track to still take place, the same cannot be said for other bouts on the show. On the call, Khan spoke about how Bryan Danielson, Pac, and Jamie Hayter’s injuries all threw monkey wrenches into his booking plans and cautioned fans more twists could be coming.
“Now I’m going to be honest with you about more stuff; I expect more changes,” he lamented. “They were not changes I wanted to make or plan to make. I’m not talking about the aforementioned matches, not the World Championship match, or even the World Tag Team title match or any of these other matches that I just brought up; there will probably be some other changes to the card necessitated by things happening in the real world, stuff.
“In some cases, stuff is nobody’s fault, but stuff that is not related to the world of professional wrestling, and I am going to try to work through this week to make it as strong as possible, actually making the card hopefully better than it has been, but yeah, there will be changes to the card. I’m planning to add something, and I might have to make some changes in the body of the card as it stands right now, but they’re not substantive changes that will change the quality of the show, and I’m very glad that the big matches are in such a good position right now.
“And also, to be honest, I think you’re gonna have to stay tuned, and then after you see some changes, I, you know, whether it’s in the scrum after the pay-per-view, or whatever, I can talk to you more about when and why I decided to do those. But it’s not like they were things that even a week or two I knew about or was expecting to have to change, and that’s part of pro wrestling. You know?
“I’ve seen some, some people talking about the way the show’s been built, and I think a lot of people would agree that MJF and Adam Cole in the main event from the very beginning has had a lot of attention by design, and that has been a bedrock program.”
Tony Khan’s full AEW All In and Fyter Fest media call can now be found on the Haus of Wrestling YouTube channel
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