Tony Khan

Tony Khan Talks Importance Of Promos, Not Forcing Scripted Promos In AEW, CM Punk/MJF Segment

Tony Khan appeared as a guest on a recent installment of Busted Open Radio for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling and AEW.

During his appearance on the popular pro wrestling program, the AEW President spoke about not forcing the talent in his company to do completely scripted promos, the importance of promos in building a rivalry and the much-talked-about verbal exchange between CM Punk and MJF on last week’s AEW Dynamite show in Chicago, Illinois.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where he touches on these topics with his thoughts.

On not doing scripted promos: “I really try to let people cut loose on the promos and build a personal issue. You’re not going to hear somebody reading a script on AEW, the wrestlers go out there. Really, when I was a kid, and so many of us who grew up on wrestling, you want to hear pro wrestlers shooting from the hip. You want to hear them showing off their personalities and what makes them so unique. The last thing I want to do is handcuff these great men and women. That is why I think people enjoy the interviews and the promos on AEW so much.”

On the CM Punk/MJF promo: “Talking about CM Punk and MJF, a lot of people have been talking about the interview segment they had last week. It was some of the most exciting television we’ve ever had. I’m very excited about the situation with Punk and MJF and all the buzz around them and AEW right now.”

On the importance of promos in building storylines: “A lot of people have been talking about CM Punk and MJF and the promos. Just like we got a lot of buzz for CM Punk and Eddie Kingston and the verbal jousting they did in the lead-up to their big match at Full Gear. I think the promos are a huge part of wrestling of building stories. We have some people here who happen to be some of the best promos in pro wrestling right now. Having the situation with Punk and MJF I think is very exciting.”

Check out the complete interview at H/T to Wrestling Inc for transcribing the above quotes.


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