NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Tony Bowles attends Jean Shafiroff, Ambassador for Southampton Animal Shelter Hosts Private Preview of Ejaz Khan's Exhibition "Passion" at Ejaz Khan Studio on February 13, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Former WWE Star Criticizes AEW, Calls Tony Khan A ‘Major Hardcore Mark’
AEW has been one of the hottest promotions recently, but one person who has made it known that he is not a fan of Tony Khan’s leadership and booking style is former WWE and WCW star Konnan. On the February 15, 2022 episode of “K100 w/ Konnan & Disco,” Konnan stated that Kahn “obviously wants to make money. I mean, that’s what he’s all about.”
“His problem is [that] he’s a mega hardcore mark which there’s a niche for that. He probably thinks there’s more people than there actually [is] and he caters to them and nobody else. I think that’s a huge problem,” Konnan continued. Konnan also commented on the current state of his relationship with Khan and said that they were “alright.”
Tensions between the two have been on the rise since December due to a misunderstanding over the competitors in the AAA Tag Team Championship match at “Night of Champions.” Konnan apparently made an attempt to fix things up at an “AEW Dark” taping in Orlando, but it is unknown how well things went over.