By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
AEW President Tony Khan was asked in a post show media appearance about the unprotected chair shot that Shawn Spears hit Cody with at Saturday’s Fytre Fest event. “I don’t know if this is the time to go into detail about what happened, but we had taken precautions in this situation and that specific situation. A doctor was available and Cody does not have a concussion.”
Khan implied that he would have more to say at a later time, then added, “You could build the safest airplane in the world, but if there’s pilot error, there’s pilot error.” Watch the full video of Khan’s post show media session below or via Scott Fishman’s Youtube Page.
Powell’s POV: AEW announced on social media that Cody required 12 staples to close a cut following the chair shot. The Young Bucks also did a post show media session and Nick Jackson said the chair was somehow gimmicked and it didn’t come off as planned. I’m not sure how you gimmick a chair, but if everyone involved is shooting straight then it beats the alternative that the company simply booked an unprotected chair shot to the head. That said, I’m not sure why Khan felt this wasn’t the time to go into detail, as it actually seemed like the perfect opportunity to explain what happened and clear up any misconceptions.
When it comes to the rest of these media sessions, it was encouraging to hear Nick state that they have a serious show coming up in two weeks with Fight For The Fallen. The Jacksons said that a lot of the comedic elements from the pre-show were their way of wrapping up stories that started on the Being The Elite series.
Khan also said they are not actively attempting to sign more wrestlers at the moment. “You better believe that if anyone signs with us as a free agent that we feel really, really strongly about it.”
When it comes to intergender wrestling, Khan said it probably won’t happen in AEW. He said he didn’t like it when Jordynne Grace was hit in the face at the Double Or Nothing event. “I don’t think that’s cool,” Khan said.
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