As previously reported, professional wrestling veteran Big Swole (Aerial Hull), who is married to WWE Superstar Cedric Alexander, discussed her AEW career and departure on an episode of her “Swole World” show on Call-In and mentioned having a conversation with AEW President Tony Khan that she didn’t want to re-sign with the company because her peace was being disrupted and that she did not have the heart to do it anymore.
Swole also talked about how the company’s structure is a little off and that the biggest issue in AEW right now is diversity as well as how the black community in AEW has no representation and if it does it is not genuine. Swole then spoke about how it was her daughter who said there’s nobody in AEW that looks like her or WWE Superstar Cedric Alexander to make her realize AEW has a lack of representation of the black community, but that there’s no bad blood between herself and AEW President Tony Khan and that she just wants some things to change in the landscape of wrestling and she wants AEW and the WWE to succeed as she loves wrestling and she would want the industry to flourish.
AEW President and CEO Tony Khan then took to his Twitter account and responded to the comment made by Swole in regards to AEW lacking structure and diversity that eventually led to her departure. The AEW President and CEO revealed the fact that the top two executives in the promotion is made up of people with different ethnic backgrounds and stars such as Jade Cargill, The Acclaimed, Private Party, Dante Martin and Nyla Rose have had huge wins on AEW TV this past month. Khan also said he let Swole’s deal with AEW expire as he felt her wrestling wasn’t good enough.
Those comments made by Tony Khan on Swole didn’t sit well for AEW Star Lio Rush as he took to Twitter shortly after Khan made those controversial comments and didn’t hold anything back, when he expressed his frustration and told his boss to apologize. Lio Rush wrote, “Im not cool with any of this s–t to be honest.” Rush added, “Nope. Nah.”
Lio Rush continued to vent his frustration when he said if no one will say something, he will because he is pissed. Rush then told AEW CEO Tony Khan to apologize. As of this writing, Tony Khan has yet to respond to Lio Rush’s tweet or any of the comments from the fans.
You can check out Lio Rush’s tweets below:
Im not cool with any of this shit to be honest.— Lio Rush (@IamLioRush) January 1, 2022
Nah— Lio Rush (@IamLioRush) January 1, 2022
Nope— Lio Rush (@IamLioRush) January 1, 2022
If nobody says something, then I will. Because this is fucked up and now I’m pissed.— Lio Rush (@IamLioRush) January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022
January 2, 2022 at 1:42 pm
Diversity…Cry foul when the TagChamps are Cultural Diverse as has been Sky Scorpio as another tag champ…Swole was a poor in ring worker playing the race card after sour grapes obviously pushing for a wwe contract…she was pushed against Britt Baker but not to a title because she wasn’t good enough to represent the title with 0 solid matches…I have friends that play the race card whenever it suits their need…it’s very lame as champs chosen have been based on ability and popularity not race in aew so far!!! Lio u were fired in wwe for not keeping your mouth shut…guess u didn’t learn anything