Wrestling fans on Twitter erupted in AEW President Tony Khan's response after being wrongly identified as WWE Co-CEO Nick Khan.
This all started when Barstool Sports' President Dave Portnoy mistakenly identified Tony as Nick, whom he had issues with, during the AEW President's recent interview with Robbie Fox.
While he was with the CAA (Creative Artists Agency), the WWE CRO (Chief Revenue Officer) notified ESPN President John Skipper via e-mail that Portnoy made derogatory comments toward Nick's client, ultimately ending the partnership between Barstool Sports and ESPN in 2017.
On Twitter, Portnoy asked Tony why he canceled the "Van Talk" series but was corrected by Khan, who said it was Nick who did it. The Barstool Sports' head honcho apologized to Khan afterward.
The AEW President then responded by swiping at the WWE CRO, saying he and Nick are two different people and that he's not "two-faced." Khan also took the opportunity to plug the anniversary special of Dynamite this Wednesday, a two-hour live broadcast of Rampage and the Battle of the Belts this Friday.
The Twitterverse quickly reacted to Tony's subtle jab at WWE, most specifically one of its figureheads.
Here are some of their reactions:
Meanwhile, some fans want to see changes from Khan, especially on how he should book specific talents. They also want to see adjustments made to the stacked roster.
Meanwhile, this user took a jab at the executive's tendency to hire more people and not utilize his current talents.
It will be interesting to see if Nick manages to clap back on Tony should he take time to read the latter's tweet.
Tony Khan just made AEW Dynamite even more stacked
The anniversary special of AEW Dynamite this week will be a massive one as several high-profile matches will occur. Top stars such as MJF, Hangman Page, Chris Jericho, and Darby Allin will take centerstage in Washington, DC.
However, AEW President Tony Khan added another mega bout earlier as he scheduled the TNT Championship showdown between Wardlow (champion) and the returning Brian Cage (challenger).
Dynamite is shaping to be great as it celebrates its three years of existence. Fans will have to watch the anniversary edition this coming Wednesday to tune in to all the action.
What are your thoughts on Tony Khan's latest dig at Nick Khan? Are you excited about this week's Dynamite? Sound off in the comments section.