On a recent episode of Chris Jericho‘s podcast Talk Is Jericho, Tony Khan Joined the wrestling legend to reflect upon AEW in 2020. The two talked about how there were very few bumps in AEW matches with one of the most notable ones occurring in The Acclaimed Vs Young Bucks. During this discussion, Khan talked about the importance of establishing rules in AEW.
“Ref bumps, DQ’s [and] count-outs, just going in I don’t do a lot of them, On Dark every once in a while there’s a count-out or a DQ, but for the most part, we really haven’t had a lot. Draws, I think it’s important to establish.
We had a very important one that set the tone early on, PAC and [Jon] Moxley. It happens. Cody [Rhodes] and Darby [Allin], you can give Cody a lot of credit for that. “
Khan also talked about the push AEW has given Darby Allin over the past couple of months. He acknowledged that although Allin has proved he is capable of making exciting fights with people of a similar size but in order to be an even bigger star he will need to fight against bigger guys, using Will Hobbs as an example.
“Darby worked Serpentico on one of these early pandemic Dark’s where we’re looking at, again, it was a local guy in Serpentico, A guy who’s another one that we could talk about who’s great that came in this year. So Serpentico and Darby had this tremendous match”.
“It was great, for lack of a better term, I thought it was a great Nitro Lucha match. It was awesome, and I loved it. It just wasn’t exactly what you’re looking for when Darby’s going to get the push he is. For it to be as competitive as it was, it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but at that point the pandemic, hey, the contents pretty great too”.
Khan was later asked about the favorite thing he has booked so far. He named the Allin Vs Team Taz feud that is set to come to a conclusion at revolution in a street fight. Khan explained before the feud began Taz attempted to recruit Allin and guide him, but now, Team Taz has expanded after adding Hobbs and Hook to the mix. Khan praised the development of the story that included notable Allin matches against Brian Cage and Ricky Starks.