NXT Star Tells Tony Khan To ‘STFU’ Following WWE Criticism

Last night, AEW President Tony Khan engaged in a social media war of words on multiple fronts. Khan’s fervent activity stemmed from a post from the USA Network’s official X account which took a shot at Khan over his tendancy to promote the high Cagematch ratings of AEW shows and matches. Khan responded by blasting the idea of Jinder Mahal getting a shot at Seth Rollins’ World Heavyweight Championship in WWE, which led to Mahal himself posting, and later deleting, his own response.

Khan also hit out at the “double standard” in reactions to HOOK laying down a challenge to AEW World Champion Samoa Joe, which was widely criticised, versus Mahal getting a world title opportuninity despite not getting a single WWE victory in the past year. That post earned the Khan criticism from former WWE announcer Jonathan Coachman, who claimed wrestling was about the story more than wrestlers “earning” wins in a pre-determined match and expressed confusion that Khan seemingly didn’t understand that.

Mahal wasn’t the only WWE star to take issue with Khan’s comments. NXT’s Edris Enofe threw his hat into the ring a few hours afterward and didn’t hold back with his thoughts, bluntly telling the AEW President to “stfu” in his own post to X.

Enofe has primarily found success in the black and gold brand’s tag team division alongside Malik Blade. The duo have previously challenged for the NXT Tag Team Championship and are set to compete in this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. As announced on last night’s episode of NXT, Enofe and Blade will take on the team of Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams in the first round of the tournament on next week’s episode.

Enofe made headlines this time last year after he appeared to get a giant tattoo of the WWE logo on his right pec. However, this was later revealed to be a fake by the NXT Anonymous X account, which Enofe later admitted to.