All Elite Wrestling has been having a lot of backstage issues as of late, especially with a number of the company’s talents and the AEW locker room has even been compared to that of the toxic locker room the WCW had years back, which raised some questions with the fans on what could possibly be happening with the leadership in AEW.
According to Wade Keller on a recent PWTorch.com audio show, one good thing has come out of the Kenny Omega, Young Bucks and CM Punk situation and that is three names have stepped up as backstage leaders namely Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley and Bryan Danielson and things are no longer a disarray backstage as well as none of them is a perfect leader, but all three are good leaders and collectively, all of the top three AEW Stars can help stabilize the AEW locker room and steer the ship. Keller also said AEW’s locker room is not as bad as the news headlines make it seem.
This is what Wade Keller said:
“One thing that I am hearing from people I talk to in AEW, active wrestlers and otherwise, is that one good thing that came out of this Punk, Kenny, Bucks situation is that the leadership void or the leadership slots have been firmly filled by Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, and Bryan Danielson. None of the three is a perfect leader. But the three collectively are stabilizing to that locker room. And I’m not going to do a long thing about the shortcomings of each of them as leaders. Like I said, not one of them is the perfect leader for this moment in time in that locker room. But all three are good leaders. And collectively, they can help steer the ship. This locker room and AEW is not in disarray. And I’ve been reporting this too the last couple of months even before the Punk thing. I was told it’s not as bad as the headlines make it seem.”
Wade Keller then discussed how there are a number of issues in AEW with people like AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker as well as with people like Sammy Guevara and Andrade El Idolo, but generally things are fine backstage and there is going to be some leadership steering them in the right direction.
This is what Wade Keller said:
“You have what’s going on with Britt Baker’s camp and Thunder Rosa’s camp. You have Sammy Guevara being immature and a lightning rod for controversy and making bad decisions. People like Sammy, but they groan at Sammy’s decision-making. You had Andrade doing what he did for whatever purposes he did it. Maybe he wanted to be part of Legado Del Fantasma and he was trying to play that card. Maybe not. Maybe he just got irritated by Sammy and needed to do what he did. But whatever that was, that was another incident, and then also the Sammy and Eddie Kingston thing, of course. And you had the MJF controversy. And then you had the Punk, Kenny, Bucks thing. The Thunder Rosa-Britt Baker thing is not solved. I don’t know how the Sammy situation will be addressed going forward. But I think there’s been two high profile situations with Sammy that its sort of like two strikes. So I think he’s going to have to grow up and mature a little bit. And I think there’s going to be some leadership steering him in that direction now.”
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the quotes.