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Young Bucks’ Backstage Reaction to Tony Khan’s Decision on AEW Dynamite Revealed

One Big Thing

The Young Bucks reportedly had a negative reaction to Tony Khan’s decision to air footage of the CM Punk and Jack Perry altercation on AEW Dynamite.

Key Details

  • AEW aired footage from the CM Punk and Jack Perry altercation during the April 10 episode of AEW Dynamite.
  • The segment was meant to build up to the Young Bucks vs. FTR match at AEW Dynasty on April 21.
  • Reports suggest the Young Bucks were not in favor of using the altercation footage, a decision made by Tony Khan.
  • Wade Keller of PW Torch VIP highlighted backstage frustration within AEW over the decision to air the footage.
  • Matthew & Nicholas Jackson, the Young Bucks, subtly expressed their discontent on Twitter, dubbing themselves “EVPetty”.
  • CM Punk and several WWE stars, including Cedric Alexander, Corey Graves, and Shawn Spears, reacted to the segment online.

Why It Matters

This situation underscores tensions within AEW’s backstage environment, revealing how creative decisions can impact wrestler morale and public perception. Tony Khan’s unilateral decision to air the footage has seemingly caused a rift, spotlighting the complex dynamics behind the scenes in professional wrestling promotions.

Broader Context

The airing of real backstage altercations in storyline contexts is not new in professional wrestling but always carries risks. It can blur the lines between reality and fiction for fans, alter wrestler relations, and affect overall company morale.

What are your thoughts on using real backstage altercations as part of wrestling storylines? Does it enhance the viewer experience, or does it risk unnecessary off-screen drama? Let us know in the comments below.

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