Reaction To AEW’s Treatment Of Staff, NXT Wrestler Seriously Hurt
While the WWE cut away much of their roster last week, AEW's reaction has been different. Also, an NXT wrestler was seriously hurt.
Reaction To AEW’s Treatment Of Staff
As the pro wrestling world was turned upside-down by the wave of WWE cuts, those with AEW watched and felt a deeper appreciation for the support they are receiving.
The promotion has been forced to alter plans as a way around COVID-19. Above all, they seem to be taking care of their workers.
“Without providing specifics, he’s went above to make sure that everyone is taken care of and doing well, including some per-show employees,” the report states.
Vince McMahon and the WWE cut several superstars including Kurt Angle last week as a way to trim the roster and save money. Like AEW, they too have been hit hard by COVID-19, losing the WrestleMania 36 gate and live events.
There have been no such cuts made by AEW during this time. They have been filming weeks worth of content at once to air on TNT.
Khan Working Hard To Keep AEW Moving Forward
Khan, a co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is the founder, president and CEO of AEW. The 37-year-old opened the promotion for business in January 2019.
Thank you great AEW fans for watching #AEWDynamite tonight! I enjoyed producing this week’s show, I thought it was a great show. I think next week’s show has a chance to be very special, I think it will be the best episode of wrestling tv anyone’s done in months to say the least.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 23, 2020
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Cody Rhodes, Matt and Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Brandi Rhodes are all among key people invested in AEW in executive roles.
AEW began airing Dynamite last October on TNT, broadcasting a two-hour show weekly that was live at the time.
Wed, April 29th features one the biggest Double Main Events in #AEWDynamite History#TNTChampionship Tournament Semi-Finals: Cody vs Darby Allin & Dustin Rhodes vs Lance Archer
Plus it’s No Disqualification – No Count Out when Best Friends take on Kip Sabian & Jimmy Havoc pic.twitter.com/J7IYuxNUu9
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) April 23, 2020
NXT Wrestler Seriously Hurt
Dan Matha, who competed for the WWE in NXT as Dorian Mak before being released, suffered serious injuries when he went flying through a windshield recently in a car crash. Therefore, we send out best wishes to Matha.
Matha, part of the cuts made by WWE officials last week, suffered the injuries when his car was totaled. For example, a hole left in the back of his skull.
“Boy do I have a crazy ass story to tell all of us,” he posted on Twitter along with many pictures of the accident. “From the (world) getting locked down, too getting ejected through my (car) window and then being released by the WWE.
“It’s been a wild, I mean WILD 21 days. Tune in to my IGlive and I’ll drop all the details ur little (heart) could desire.”
Boy do I have a crazy ass story to tell all of u. From the 🌎 getting locked down, too getting ejected through my 🚘 window and then being released by the Wwe. It’s been a wild, I mean WILD 21 days. Tune in to my IGlive at 1 & I’ll Drop all the details ur little ❤️ could desire. pic.twitter.com/uux5l9TTJa
— Dan Matha (@Dorian_Mak) April 19, 2020
Matha signed with NXT in 2015 and formed a tag team with Riddick Moss as The Outliers recently.
— Dan Matha (@Dorian_Mak) March 7, 2020