I don’t think AEW is smart enough or ballsy enough to make this thing a work. They’re just not cut from the same cloth as the promoters of yesteryear. Seems like everyone is too much in their feels to exploit the opportunity and do business with each other. I mean for gods sake, they brought in outside investigators and attorneys because of a backstage fight. A fight. Not a murder, not someone getting raped. This was the same fight that has happened a million times in other wrestling promotions years ago, on high school football teams, and probably on an NFL preseason practice field all the time.
I kinda liken AEW’s business structure to that of the post office or a public university……since there’s basically an unlimited trough of money to pull from there’s not really any incentive to want to go above and beyond or to optimize operations or opportunities, because after all, the checks are going to clear anyway, regardless of your job performance.
It doesn’t matter for AEW because it just simply doesn’t matter, because Tony is going to just sign the checks anyway. AEW’s performers are fat and happy. No need to have to work this angle.
I briefly thought that MJF melting down, then CM Punk melting down was leading to a story where the two of them would end up aligning…pissed off at AEW, Tony Khan etc. They had this whole storyline about MJF looking up to Punk etc. so I thought it could actually fit.
At this point, it seems like it is just an incredibly lame situation where a guy threw a temper tantrum and got all emotional.
Don’t forget that they’re the same ones that suspended Sammy Guevara without pay & made him go to sensitivity training for comments he made about Sasha Banks FOUR YEARS prior…and two years before AEW was even a company, let alone before he worked for them.
That lying fuck has some balls to still post here after PMing both me and Koma his bullshit trying to scam us for money…not to mention his OG thread where people actually did send him money.