Professional wrestling has taken a fascinating turn this week with the head-to-head ratings battle between WWE NXT and AEW Dynamite. In the thick of all the action, AEW’s Tony Khan has once again taken to social media to voice his opinions on WWE’s Vince McMahon, adding fuel to the fiery wrestling war.
In the lead-up to the exciting face-off, Khan had confidently promoted Dynamite and fired pointed remarks at McMahon, Triple H and Shawn Michaels on Twitter. His audacious persona has stirred up a fair amount of controversy and discussion among the wrestling community. In response to a fan who declared they wouldn’t be tuning into Dynamite, Khan posted a Roderick Strong GIF with the dismissive caption, “Who gives a f**k?”
The tweet sparked a heated debate, with one fan suggesting that if McMahon had made such a comment, there would be a widespread backlash from the AEW fanbase. Kahn retorted, alluding to McMahon’s alleged past misdeeds, which he believed overshadowed any potential outrage over a simple social media jibe.
The controversy continued as he responded to a Haus of Wrestling report that Triple H and Shawn Michaels were planning on “sending Tony Khan a message.” Undeterred by the provocation, Khan shot back with an inflammatory image labeling them as “Bald Assholes.”
However, once the head-to-head ratings were released, the dynamics slightly shifted. WWE NXT pulled in 921,000 viewers with a 0.30 demographic in the 18-49 category, whereas AEW Dynamite scored lower with 609,000 viewers and a 0.26 demographic.
Fans weighed in on the apparent ratings victory for WWE NXT over AEW Dynamite, with one arguing that Khan’s provocations towards McMahon weren’t delivering him the desired ratings. Khan replied to one of the comments suggesting that McMahon was entitled to cheap shots due to his power, influence, and legacy in the wrestling business. His response indicated that he believed McMahon had, allegedly, often used his power to take such shots.
Interestingly, before the ratings came out, Khan had tweeted his belief that Shawn Michaels wasn’t cut out for winning ‘Booker of the Year’ this year. It’s worth noting that WWE NXT, McMahon, Michaels, or Triple H have not publicly responded to Khan, AEW, or the ratings outcome.
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