Tony Khan is trying to keep kayfabe alive in 2021.
During the latest edition of the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Tony Schiavone sounded off about how the AEW President attempts to keep kayfabe behind-the-scenes, including on the eve of CM Punk’s debut with the company.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the show where the longtime pro wrestling commentator touches on this topic and more.
On how Tony Khan kept kayfabe and didn’t mention CM Punk’s name during production meetings, even when discussing the show he debuted on: “Tony [Khan] does that. I mean he really tries to kayfabe. Just [to] give you an example, going back to CM Punk, we had the meeting, our phone meeting about the whole format and he kept saying ‘special guest’ and one of our production people said, ‘So when Punk has the entrance,’ he went, ‘Woah, wait a minute. Woah, hold on a second. Who said anything about –’ it was just like the day before so…”
On how he didn’t know Bobby Fish was going to challenge Sammy Guevara for the TNT title until Guevara called out Fish during a broadcast: “To be honest, I didn’t know you [Bobby Fish] were coming until I did the interview with Sammy Guevara on Rhodes to the Top after he had won the match and he mentioned your name and he mentioned the tweet. That’s the first time I’d heard you were coming in. I try to stay under the radar on rumors, you know?”
Check out the complete episode of the show at Apple.com. H/T to POST Wrestling for transcribing the above quotes.
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