Tony Khan Makes Bizarre Claim That Opposition To AEW Are “Bots”
Tony Khan, the billionaire heir who runs AEW, is now claiming much of the opposition to his wrestling company are bots.
Tony Khan claims to have an “independent study” that proves that AEW’s detractors aren’t real. He claims that much of the “anti-AEW community” is a staff running an “army of bots.”
Here’s the tweet.
An independent study has confirmed that much of the staunch anti-AEW online community aren’t real individuals, it’s a staff running thousands of accounts + an army of bots to signal boost them. Look closely, these aren’t real people. Who’d pay for such a *wildly* expensive thing?
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) April 8, 2022
Twitter Reacts To Tony Khan’s Tweet
I must note that Khan has offered zero evidence of this “army of bots,” nor has he produced this independent study. Now it does seem like many people aren’t taking this too seriously and maybe are using the bizarre tweet to poke fun at the billionaire’s son.
This is what I tell my parents about all the people who tweet negative things about me. So this checks out. https://t.co/xnvHZ111aq
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) April 8, 2022
Reminds of another billionaire who constantly railed on Twitter…
Totally normal thing for a billionaire who runs a company to say… https://t.co/4iMwFnzT3k
— Jon Draper (@iamjondraper) April 8, 2022
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It also erases those of us who have genuine issues with AEW
— 🇿🇦 🌏 (@ZACKWRESTLING0) April 8, 2022
Tony is only used to glowing press and doesn’t like criticism.
— Next Stop…ANDREW (@MrDrewENT) April 8, 2022
Anytime I’ve mentioned even the slightest bit of criticism to something AEW has done some no name dude with 10 followers and a Kenny Omega pfp attacks me. Soooo y’all pay bots too? No, There are just craziness on wrestling twitter regardless of the company. https://t.co/6ce3wc19SZ
— 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 (@HeatherKleinXo) April 8, 2022
Where is my money, Vince?
— throat goat steve austin. (@ColbyNotLopez_) April 8, 2022
can confirm this is true, Vince McMahon himself is paying me https://t.co/c9BqBaoS1W
— leah ඞ (@liliesandstags) April 8, 2022
Bottom line is the same: AEW was created to tap into the market of the negative toxic wrestling fandom. Doing this amplifies and emboldens the harassers on here. They’re actively making it worse to be a fan of any wrestling online. https://t.co/fV6CjO1KKx
— New Jersey Nick (@newjerseynick) April 8, 2022
What’s Tony Khan’s Deal?
Does Tony Khan need to put the phone down and stop tweeting? Shouldn’t he focus more on the fact that his strategy of constant debuts has done nothing to grow AEW’s ratings? Why not produce a compelling weekly TV show that attracts more than wrestling diehards?
Tony Khan seems to me to be a very insecure person. I know because I am also clinically insecure, and I recognize the signs.
- Assuming any criticism comes from a place of hatred
- That any complaint is only because you want me to fail
- Constantly broadcasting every little success
If I were Tony, I would put the phone down and figure out how I could stop wasting my dad’s money on three terrible sports franchises.
Many people will dismiss this as a joke or a gimmick, but I think Tony is serious. He genuinely believes that everyone who dislikes AEW must be a paid shill.
I feel bad for this guy. I hope he can get some clarity. He has a product that many people love and view as a viable alternative to WWE. Focus on the positive dude, not your insecurity of never being able to be Vince McMahon.
Focus on the positive and stop trying to get your “haters” kicked off the Internet.