By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Randy Orton and AEW President Tony Khan fired social media shots at one another on Monday. As previously noted, Khan responded to a CM Punk tweet that included him by taking a poke at WWE over the crew being stranded in Saudi Arabia. Orton responded by implying that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones, then linked to an October 2018 story regarding Khan’s father being investigated for corruption in England.
“I thought you only tagged me in your posts when you were grasping for leverage,” Khan responded. “That article’s over a year old (plus) is about baseless claims made about my dad years ago. That’s the best you can do, nothing. Meanwhile in the time since that was written, you used the N word on twitch.”
Powell’s POV: Well, this took an unexpected twist with Orton going after Khan and then Khan firing back. I got a kick out of Khan’s initial comments in response to Punk. I’m not sure why Orton felt the need to chime in. It’s Orton’s right to do so obviously, but it’s hard to blame Khan for returning fire in order to defend his father.
I thought you only tagged me in your posts when you were grasping for leverage. That article’s over a year old + is about baseless claims made about my dad years ago. That’s the best you can do, nothing. Meanwhile in the time since that was written, you used the N word on twitch.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) November 19, 2019
What’s that whole thing about glass houses and stones?https://t.co/z99BVuCMfP
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) November 19, 2019
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